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September 24, 2010

Economic Crises
Eurozone Crisis as Historical Legacy

This essay examines the historical roots of the eurozone crisis, tracing the roots of ongoing political and economic problems back to agreements that were made around German reunification in 1989. …

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September 24, 2010

Economic Crises
The Eurocrisis and the Uncertain Future of European Integration

This essay assesses the need for deeper integration in the European Union, while questioning where the current European leadership has the vision to implement such reforms in the wake of the euro cri…

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September 24, 2010

Europe and Eurasia
A New Reality for the European Union

This essay analyzes recent political and economic trends in Europe, as European Union member states—and Germany in particular—deprioritize the goal of integration. Editor's Note: This essay is par…

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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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May 11, 2012

Human Rights
The Global Human Rights Regime

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Although the concept of human rights is abstract, how it is applied has a direct and enormous impact on daily life wor…

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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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July 23, 2012

Security Alliances
Japan-South Korea Relations: Time to Open Both Eyes

There is an old Russian proverb that applies to current Japan-South Korea (ROK) relations: "Forget the past and lose an eye; dwell on the past and lose both eyes!" The Japanese, it would appear, are …

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March 11, 2013

South Korea
The Park Geun-hye Presidency and the Future of the U.S.-South Korea Alliance

New South Korean president Park Geun-hye of the Saenuri Party is the focus of great interest. This curiosity extends to her presidency, as she enters into office with outstanding issues with the Unit…

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June 19, 2013

Health Policy and Initiatives
The Global Health Regime

This page is part of the multimedia Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Despite medical advances and improvements in sanitation, water supply, nutrition, housing, and education, p…

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September 3, 2013

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Global Economics Monthly: September 2013

Bottom Line: There's a strong consensus that this fall's fiscal showdown will result in a compromise agreement, but a deal may be harder to get than markets anticipate. Have pity on the U.S. fisca…