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Troy Stangarone

Troy Stangarone is Senior Director and Fellow at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). At KEI he focuses on issues pertaining to U.S.-Korea relations, South Korea’s foreign and economic policy, and North Korea. He was a 2012-2013 Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in South Korea, sponsored by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.

In addition to his work at KEI, Mr. Stangarone is a member of the George Mason University |Korea President’s Advisory Board, the International Council of Korean Studies Board, and the Korea-America Student Conference’s National Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining KEI, Mr. Stangarone worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Robert Torricelli on issues relating to foreign affairs and trade. He holds a MSc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Memphis.

Moon Leaves the Door Open for Talks With Japan
August 16, 2019
Moon Leaves the Door Open for Talks With Japan
In his Liberation Day address, South Korea’s president extended an olive branch to Tokyo.
Moon Leaves the Door Open for Talks With Japan
Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
August 05, 2019
Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
If the forced labor rulings are the hidden motivation, Tokyo’s actions are wildly disproportionate.
Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
Should Amateur Baseball Players Go Pro in South Korea and Japan?
June 29, 2019
Should Amateur Baseball Players Go Pro in South Korea and Japan?
Shifting trends in Major League Baseball open a potential window for teams in Japan and South Korea to compete for top amateur talent.
Should Amateur Baseball Players Go Pro in South Korea and Japan?
The Price of US-Iran Tensions for South Korea
June 27, 2019
The Price of US-Iran Tensions for South Korea
For South Korea, the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran stretches far beyond oil imports.
The Price of US-Iran Tensions for South Korea
Gender Inequality Makes South Korea Poorer
June 14, 2019
Gender Inequality Makes South Korea Poorer
It’s in South Korea’s economic interest to continue to work toward greater gender parity.
Gender Inequality Makes South Korea Poorer
How South Korea Could Win, and Lose, in Trump’s Tech War
June 07, 2019
How South Korea Could Win, and Lose, in Trump’s Tech War
The U.S. Huawei ban could provide a boost to South Korean competitors, but will bring long-term costs as well.
How South Korea Could Win, and Lose, in Trump’s Tech War
How Netflix Is Reshaping South Korean Entertainment
April 29, 2019
How Netflix Is Reshaping South Korean Entertainment
The streaming giant is reshaping Korean entertainment, even while boosting its popularity around the world.
How Netflix Is Reshaping South Korean Entertainment
Was the Korea-US FTA Really a ‘Horrible Deal?’
April 05, 2019
Was the Korea-US FTA Really a ‘Horrible Deal?’
A look at the trade data for 2018 suggests the original deal may have actually been working after all.
Was the Korea-US FTA Really a ‘Horrible Deal?’
North Korea Is Still Trying to Hack US Critical Infrastructure
March 14, 2019
North Korea Is Still Trying to Hack US Critical Infrastructure
The ongoing cyber campaign seeks to infiltrate defense, financial, energy, telecom, and healthcare firms.
North Korea Is Still Trying to Hack US Critical Infrastructure
How to Handle Sanctions Relief With North Korea
February 25, 2019
How to Handle Sanctions Relief With North Korea
When Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un in Vietnam should he give North Korea what it wants – sanctions relief?
How to Handle Sanctions Relief With North Korea
South Korea’s Hydrogen Economy Ambitions
January 31, 2019
South Korea’s Hydrogen Economy Ambitions
Moon Jae-in has an ambitious plan for South Korea to become a leader in hydrogen vehicles and fuel cells.
South Korea’s Hydrogen Economy Ambitions
Is This the End of South Korea’s Semi-Charmed Export Life?
January 10, 2019
Is This the End of South Korea’s Semi-Charmed Export Life?
Live by the semiconductor, die by the semiconductor.
Is This the End of South Korea’s Semi-Charmed Export Life?
North Korea Can’t Solve South Korea’s Demographic Crisis
November 30, 2018
North Korea Can’t Solve South Korea’s Demographic Crisis
South Korea’s population is aging fast, and even Korean unification won’t be enough to fix it.
North Korea Can’t Solve South Korea’s Demographic Crisis
South Korea’s Emergence as an Important Player in Cryptocurrency
November 08, 2018
South Korea’s Emergence as an Important Player in Cryptocurrency
South Korean businesses are moving into the cryptocurrency and blockchain fields.
South Korea’s Emergence as an Important Player in Cryptocurrency
South Korean Supreme Court Caught in Park Geun-hye Scandal
September 27, 2018
South Korean Supreme Court Caught in Park Geun-hye Scandal
A chief justice is accused of influencing politically sensitive trials to impress the Park administration.
South Korean Supreme Court Caught in Park Geun-hye Scandal
The Constraints of Sanctions on Inter-Korea Economic Engagement
September 06, 2018
The Constraints of Sanctions on Inter-Korea Economic Engagement
Despite Moon Jae-in's hopes, there are still hard limits on how far inter-Korean economic engagement can progress.
The Constraints of Sanctions on Inter-Korea Economic Engagement
The Limits of Inter-Korea Sports Diplomacy
August 24, 2018
The Limits of Inter-Korea Sports Diplomacy
A look at the past, present, and future of sports diplomacy between North and South Korea.
The Limits of Inter-Korea Sports Diplomacy
KORUS FTA Doesn’t Protect South Korea From Section 232 Investigations
August 09, 2018
KORUS FTA Doesn’t Protect South Korea From Section 232 Investigations
Despite reaching an agreement on trade with the U.S., South Korea hasn't seen any relief from Section 232 investigations.
KORUS FTA Doesn’t Protect South Korea From Section 232 Investigations
South Korea Is Trump’s One Bright Spot on Trade
February 09, 2018
South Korea Is Trump’s One Bright Spot on Trade
Despite fuming over the KORUS FTA, trade with South Korea is a bright spot in trade so far under Trump.
South Korea Is Trump’s One Bright Spot on Trade
Forget Diplomacy With North Korea if Trump Decertifies the Iran Deal
October 07, 2017
Forget Diplomacy With North Korea if Trump Decertifies the Iran Deal
Reopening the Iran deal risks placing the United States in the middle of two nuclear crises.
Forget Diplomacy With North Korea if Trump Decertifies the Iran Deal
Should North and South Korea Co-Host the 2018 Winter Olympics?
June 27, 2017
Should North and South Korea Co-Host the 2018 Winter Olympics?
What to make of South Korea's idea to shift some Olympic events to North Korea's Masikryong ski resort?
Should North and South Korea Co-Host the 2018 Winter Olympics?
Does Moon Jae-in’s Victory Herald a New Dawn for the Sunshine Policy?
May 10, 2017
Does Moon Jae-in’s Victory Herald a New Dawn for the Sunshine Policy?
The geopolitical context doesn't favor a direct return to the Sunshine Policy of 1998-2008.
Does Moon Jae-in’s Victory Herald a New Dawn for the Sunshine Policy?
How UN Sanctions May Be Driving China's Suspension of North Korean Coal Imports
February 23, 2017
How UN Sanctions May Be Driving China's Suspension of North Korean Coal Imports
China may already be close to reaching the UN-mandated cap on total coal emissions.
How UN Sanctions May Be Driving China's Suspension of North Korean Coal Imports
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