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Scholarly Publications

Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

South Korea in 2016: Political Leadership in Crisis

March 2017

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced a leadership crisis after revelations that she relied on a confidant with no official position for key decision-making in state affairs.

Aid as Transnational Social Capital: Korea's Official Development Assistance in Higher Education

December 2016

In this paper, we explore a new framework for higher education official development assistance (ODA) with a focus on the transnational bridging benefits of social capital.

Other Publications

Sixteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

August 2016

The sixteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Building Bridges and Strengthening Cooperation

July 2016

In this three-part NBR Special Report, experts from the United States, South Korea, and Japan offer critical insights into both the past and future of trilateral cooperation and provide...

Advancing U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Cooperation: A U.S. Perspective

March 2016

An analysis of the foundations and future of the trilateral relationship from a U.S.

News

What lower US engagement in Northeast Asia could mean

April 2017

Uncertainty about U.S. intentions in Northeast Asia has increased fear that events could spin out of control in the region due to American disengagement.

Changing attitudes toward diversity in South Korea

April 2017

South Korean culture has long held ethnic homogeneity as an integral part of national identity, but attitudes toward multiculturalism are slowly beginning to change amid the country’s shifting...

Events

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

April 20, 2017

South Korea holds a presidential election on May 9 due to the impeachment of its previous president, Park Geun Hye.

Spent Nuclear Fuel in South Korea and China

April 5, 2017

Abstract: Relative to the struggles Western nuclear powered countries have experienced in the recent past, South Korea and China have had notable success building up nuclear power at an impressive...

Human Capital and Development: Insights from Korea's Transformation

March 24, 2017

South Korea's persistent economic growth combined with a democratic political system has transformed the country into a developed nation.

Projects

Education, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development

Korea’s miraculous economic growth during the latter half of the 20th century was fueled by a well-educated and entrepreneurial population.
English

Tailored Engagement: Toward an Effective and Sustainable Inter-Korean Relations Policy

The already serious situation on the Korean Peninsula is worsening. North Korea is on a path to credibly threaten South Korea, Japan, U.S.
English

Diversity and Tolerance in Korea and Asia

A new research collaborative examines diversity issues and challenges in Korea and greater Asia.
English

Multimedia

North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates

March 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program seminar on March 3, 2017, titled "North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates," with Chung-in Moon, the Krause Distinguished Fellow at U.C.

Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?

February 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program panel discussion, "Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?" on Jan.

The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia

December 2016

Video and transcript from the Korean Studies Colloquium Series panel discussion, "The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia," on Dec. 6, 2016.Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S.

People

Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Yu Jin Woo Research Scholar
Dayna Barnes Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Youngsik Oh Visiting Scholar
Young Ju Choi Visiting Scholar
Timothy Junio Affiliate
Rennie Moon Visiting Associate Professor Koret Fellow