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May 4, 2018

South Korea
South Korea’s Chaebol Challenge

South Korea’s megaconglomerates have helped lift the country out of poverty, but their extraordinary influence could put the health of the Korean economy at risk.

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June 18, 2019

Economics
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

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May 10, 2019

United States
A Conversation With Stacey Abrams

This is the keynote event for the 2019 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs. 

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June 28, 2017

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering June 18 to June 27, was compiled with sup…

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March 10, 2017

China
Park’s Impeachment, Myanmar Exodus, ZTE Fine, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Park Geun-hye impeached. South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled unanimously…

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March 3, 2017

China
Samsung Scandal, Islamic State and China, Philippine HIV, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Samsung heir indicted on corruption charges. Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of Samsung Group, w…

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March 1, 2017

China
South Korea’s Strategic Choices: Separating the Forest from the Trees

This post was coauthored with Sungtae (Jacky) Park, research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. South Korea is in turmoil, with President Park Geun-hye having been suspended from office …

February 28, 2017

Elections and Voting
Costs of South Korea’s Ongoing Political Vacuum

Two months following the passage by the ROK National Assembly of a motion of impeachment against Park Geun-hye, power remains in the hands of Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn, South Korean conservative…

January 6, 2017

China
Chinese Ivory, Google in India, Philippine Jailbreak, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lorand Laskai, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. The world reacts to China’s ivory ban. Following a resolution at the Conve…

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January 20, 2017

China
Samsung Scandal, Chinese Coal, Islamic State in Asia, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Sprawling influence-peddling scandal spreads to Samsung leadership. Last week, the de fac…

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