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October 2, 2014

South Korea
seoul women's migrant center Darcie Draudt: South Korean Multiculturalism and the Next Step in Civic Nationalism

Darcie Draudt is a research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. On September 29, the United Nations special rapporteur on racism, Mutuma Ruteere, began the first-ever of…

August 27, 2014

South Korea
sewol-response 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 …

February 1, 2017

South Korea
The Korean Pivot

As U.S.-China tensions intensify and as the North Korean threat grows, the importance of the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea) as a pivot state in East Asia and as a valuable ally for the United States has become clearer than ever.

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 …

June 1, 2016

Development
Podcast Migrant Construction Workers in Shanghai Revitalizing Economic Growth in the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation with Kweilin Ellingrud and Christopher Ruhm

According to a new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, advancing women’s equality could add $12 trillion to GDP by 2025. This seminal report, entitled “The Power of Parity,” is the product of res…

July 31, 2015

China
china south china sea navy pla malaysia india asia Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of July 31, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. China conducts live fire drills in the South China Se…

June 12, 2015

China
Zhou Yongkang, China's former domestic security chief, stands between his police escorts as he listens to his sentence in a court in Tianjin, China, in this still image taken from video provided by China Central Television and shot on June 11, 2015. According to CCTV, Zhou was sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday, deprived of his political rights for life and his personal assets confiscated, for accepting bribes, abusing power and deliberately disclosing state secrets, the Tianjin Municipal No. 1 Int Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of June 12, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. China’s ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang to s…

June 26, 2015

China
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (L-R), Secretary of State John Kerry, China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang arrive to deliver joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing July 10, 2014. The leaders were concluding the sixth round of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS) Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of June 26, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. U.S. and China meet in Washington, DC, for annual Str…

May 29, 2015

China
India Heat Wave Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of May 29, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Death toll in India’s heat wave nears two thousand. Hospitals across In…