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June 20, 2012

South Korea
Three Hurdles for Emissions Trading Scheme

Introduction After months of roadblocks that seemed to signal the demise of South Korea's proposed emissions trading scheme (ETS), the South Korean parliament passed legislation establishing an ET…

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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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January 13, 2012

North Korea
Leadership Transition in North Korea

On December 17, 2011, Kim Jong-il's seventeen-year rule came to an end as he reportedly succumbed to a heart attack. Nearly fifty hours after the event, the North Korean propaganda apparatus sprang i…

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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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January 8, 2009

North Korea
Can the United States Cause the Collapse of North Korea? Should We Try?

In this brief analysis, I attempt to answer two questions: Can the United States cause the collapse of North Korea? Should we try? I have proceeded under the assumption that the answer t…

February 17, 2000

Asia
The Perils of Being No.1

Overview The cumulative impact of U.S. global and regional policies and behavior, a broad regional trend of emerging, multi-faceted national self-assertiveness, and regional economic dynamics add …