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March 10, 2017

Elections and Voting
Park Geun-hye’s Impeachment: What Next?

South Korea’s Constitutional Court unanimously upheld the National Assembly’s impeachment of Park Geun-hye today, paving the way for new elections to be held within 60 days of the ruling. May 9 has b…

November 11, 2016

India
Trump’s Asia, Delhi’s Smog, Park’s New PM, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Asia braces for Trump. On Tuesday night, as results from the U.S. general election poured…

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March 16, 2012

United States
How to Handle Oil Price Volatility

Prices at the pump are emerging as a significant U.S. election issue. Five experts offer a range of policy options, from lowering regulations to encouraging less consumption.

February 6, 2013

Corporate Governance
Using Oil Taxes to Improve Fiscal Reform

Economists have long argued that taxing oil consumption would be the most efficient way to address U.S. vulnerability to overpriced and unreliable oil supplies. Yet energy taxes are a third rail in A…

July 12, 2012

Economics
Peña Nieto and Energy Reform

With Mexico’s presidential elections in the past, the focus is now on whether or not President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto will be able to follow through on his many compromisos. My guest post on Michae…

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April 18, 2016

Elections and Voting
Upheaval in South Korea’s National Assembly: Expect More Surprises

The first rule of watching South Korean elections is the same as the first rule for watching Korean TV dramas: be prepared to be surprised. In this respect, South Korea’s 2016 National Assembly elect…

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May 25, 2011

International Organizations
The G8 Agenda: Mideast Push

Mideast upheaval was a top issue at the G8, which is winding down today in France, along with nuclear safety, leadership of the IMF, and aid to Africa. This Backgrounder profiles the eight participan…

May 6, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Oil Market Volatility

Though shifts in demand and reduced production by some major producers have influenced oil prices, investor behavior is also increasing market volatility.

August 27, 2014

South Korea
Darcie Draudt: The Sewol Controversy and Parliamentary Deadlock in South Korea

Darcie Draudt is a research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Tuesday, South Korea’s main opposition party, the New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), began a …

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July 1, 2014

China
Can Beijing and Seoul Become Strategic Partners?

China’s President Xi Jinping will complete an exchange of state visits with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in the space of a little less than a year. This is a remarkable intensification of the…

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