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As one of Asia’s largest economies and a treaty ally of the United States, South Korea holds abundant influence in the region. ASPI’s South Korea work focuses on promoting strong U.S.-South Korea relations and enhancing South Korea’s cooperation with other regional actors to promote prosperity, security, and sustainability in the Asia-Pacific. For instance, ASPI’s Toward a Northeast Asia Carbon Market initiative provides a roadmap for linking carbon markets between Japan, China, and South Korea. ASPI is also currently engaged in an initiative to develop concrete ideas to advance the U.S.-Korea economic relationship. Given the immense challenges coming from South Korea’s northern neighbor, the U.S.-Korea alliance and stability on the Korean Peninsula are also key areas of focus for ASPI. ASPI convenes policy dialogues and panel discussions, contributes analysis, policy recommendations and expert commentary to deepen understanding of South Korea and its impact on the region.

Reports

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ASPI report on carbon market cooperation and linkage in Northeast Asia.
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ASPI report outlining ways to foster regional trade and carbon market cooperation between China, Japan, and South Korea.
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ASPI report on how major companies operating in Northeast Asia can drive carbon market cooperation and capitalize on its opportunities.
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ASPI report on carbon market developments in China, Japan, and Korea and how linkages can be facilitated between these markets to pursue ambitious climate change policies.
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ASPI report on how to strengthen regional institutions in the Asia-Pacific to manage peace and security in increasingly turbulent times.
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In the wake of the recent U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, this ASPI report makes recommendations to bolster regional economic integration in the Asia-Pacific.
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On December 13, 2016 ASPI released a briefing book with recommendations from Asia-Pacific experts for the next U.S. administration.
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This ASPI report by Jackson Ewing outlines potential for climate change cooperation between China, Japan, and South Korea through market mechanisms.

Videos

Policy
 /  New York
A lack of progress toward CVID — concrete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization — marks a strategic victory for North Korea.
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What's next for U.S.-North Korea negotiations following the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore?
Current Affairs
A discussion on gender disparities in South Korea and Japan with NPR's Elise Hu.

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