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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

Current Affairs
 /  New York
Former ambassador Kristie Kenney and Asia Society Policy Institute's Daniel Russel discuss a variety of issues related to U.S.-Asia relations at this edition of Asia Briefing.
Policy
 /  New York
South Korean President Moon Jae-in explains why he's more optimistic than before about the chances of North Korean denuclearization.
Policy
 /  New York
The president discussed inter-Korean relations and struck a remarkably optimistic note about resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis.

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