2011 SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook
The 2011 Edition of the SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook analyzes important developments in North and South Korea that characterized their relations in that year. Each paper was written by a SAIS student from the course, “The Two Koreas: Contemporary Research and Record,” in the fall of 2011. Their insights were based on extensive reading and study as well as on numerous interviews conducted with government officials, scholars, NGO workers, academics and private sector experts both in Washington and Seoul.
This Yearbook is divided into five chapters: Trade and Development; ROK Economic Policies; Regional Economic Cooperation; Unification Considerations; and Security and Foreign Policy.
Download the full report here: 2011 SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook. Or click on the links below for individual papers.
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Alice Guilford examines how the Republic of Korea became the first ever aid-receiving country to emerge as an aid-donor and the domestic and international factors that led to this [Read More]
The Chilean-Korean Free Trade Agreement: History, Motivations, and Ramifications, by Alexander Parcan
Alexander Parcan examines South Korea’s motivations for negotiating and ratifying the 2004 Chilean-Korean FTA. An analysis of how the ratification of the South Korean-Chilean [Read More]
Smile and Sunshine: Assessing the Impact and Sustainability of Microfinance in South Korea, by Rebecca Lee
Rebecca Lee assesses the early successes and failures of ROK microfinance initiatives intended to link social welfare with economic development, as well as the Korean [Read More]
Maggie Mazzetti examines President Lee Myung-bak’s National Green Growth Strategy and the extent to which it has addressed the issues at the heart of Korea’s greenhouse gas [Read More]
Marc Janke reports on the economic viability of the North Korean Special Economic Zones, including the two most recently opened SEZs in Rason and Hwanggeumpyeong in June 2011. He [Read More]
Kwang-yeon Lee examines the background, progress, and prospects for the proposed Russia-DPRK-ROK gas pipeline project with an understanding that energy diplomacy within the [Read More]
Demographic Impact of Korean Reunification: Costs and Consequences for the North and the South, by Benjamin Michener
Benjamin Michener examines the potential demographic impact of a peaceful near-term reunification of the Korean peninsula utilizing a recently available North Korean census. He [Read More]
Matt Chitwood explores China’s balancing of commitment to peaceful development and its role as a responsible international power vis-à-vis its foreign policy toward its ally, [Read More]
Akito Nishiuchi examines the ROK’s establishment of a larger and more capable navy that operates today not only around Korea, but also in troubled regions abroad. He proceeds [Read More]
Shelley Su examines the issues surrounding the US transfer of the wartime operational control (OPCON) to the ROK, and assesses the merits of the three positions of the transfer: [Read More]