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November 8, 2011

South Korea
How a Shift in South Korean Attitudes and Electoral Politics May Trip Up the KORUS FTA

The U.S. Congress approved the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) on October 12, 2011, but it remains deadlocked in South Korea's National Assembly. Despite the Lee Myung-bak administration'…

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April 9, 2012

South Korea
The April 2012 South Korean National Assembly Elections: A Window to South Korea’s Political Future

2012 is a year of elections in the Republic of Korea (ROK). National assembly elections, which occur every four years, and the presidential elections, which occur every five years, will both be held …

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May 2, 2012

South Korea
April 2012 South Korean Parliamentary Elections: Surprise Results and Implications

The ruling Saenuri Party won a surprise majority in South Korea's National Assembly elections last month. This victory went against all expectations. Prior to the election, experts unanimously predic…

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September 21, 2012

South Korea
Where the Center Holds: The 2012 Election in Korea and U.S.-ROK Relations

Because the Republic of Korea (ROK) has a single-term, five-year presidency, presidential election cycles in South Korea rarely coincide with those of the United States. But nearly simultaneous elect…

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November 9, 2012

South Korea
South Korea Seeks to Balance Relations with China and the United States

In August 2012, South Korea (the Republic of Korea, or ROK) and China celebrated their twentieth anniversary of diplomatic normalization. During the past two decades, the two states have advanced the…

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March 25, 2013

South Korea
The New South Korean Administration’s Security Challenges: Back to the Future, Again?

With new leaderships in place in China, Japan, and South Korea (ROK), along with the reelection of Barack Obama in the United States, hopes are high in South Korea for better regional cooperation and…

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June 28, 2013

South Korea
Nuclear Power in South Korea’s Green Growth Strategy

Introduction Nuclear power has been an important, if understated, aspect of South Korea's National Strategy for Green Growth, a set of policies reflecting the idea that economic growth and environ…

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July 10, 2014

Japan
Japan's New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Overview Japan's new politics challenge some basic assumptions about U.S.-Japan alliance management. From the election of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in 2009 to the return of the Liberal D…

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January 8, 2015

South Korea
The U.S. Rebalance and the Seoul Process

Overview In the spring of 2013, South Korean President Park Geun-hye proposed the Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Initiative (NAPCI), a forum for institutionalized cooperation that the region…

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March 1, 2017

South Korea
Expanding South Korea’s Security Role in the Asia-Pacific Region

South Korea has much to lose if it does not help Southeast Asia address regional flash points such as disputes in the South China Sea.

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