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November 17, 1999

Trade
Who Decides? Congress and the Debate Over Trade Policy in 1934 and 1974

Introduction Governor Adlai E. Stevenson thought trade policy was boring; he once described it as one field where the greatest need is for fresh clichés. He had a point. In the long period that th…

August 24, 2001

Immigration and Migration
Rethinking the Line

600 luminaries, including Texas Governor Rick Perry and Governor Tomas Yarrington of Tamaulipas, Mexico gathered in Edinburg, Texas on August 22 to chat up the border. The agenda of the U.S.-Mexico B…

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September 24, 2010

European Union
The Potential Twilight of the European Union

This essay assesses the causes and consequences of the renationalization of politics in the European Union. Editor's Note: This essay is part of the collection Crisis in the Eurozone. Introduct…

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October 14, 2011

Security Alliances
The State of the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Republic of Korea (ROK) president Lee Myung-bak arrived in Washington this week for a state visit with President Barack Obama. This U.S.-ROK summit meeting comes as the legislatures of both countries…

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November 8, 2011

South Korea
ROK Green Growth Quarterly Update

ROK Green Growth: Looking Back on Three Years In a major speech in August 2011, President Lee Myung-bak said, "Our vision of green growth is the first time in our history where a global issue is r…

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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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November 17, 2011

Northeast Asia
The East Asia Summit and the Difficulty of Establishing a Security Regime in Northeast Asia

The United States' membership in the East Asian Summit (EAS) may mark a new step in U.S. involvement in East Asia. But East Asian regionalism does not currently provide an answer for how to instituti…

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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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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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