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Troy Stangarone

Troy Stangarone

Troy Stangarone is Senior Director and Fellow at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI).

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.

Posts by Troy Stangarone
March 15, 2023

How to Enhance South Korea’s Support for Ukraine

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea is under increasing pressure to move from humanitarian aid to providing arms directly to Ukraine. 

January 26, 2023

North Korea Mines New Revenue Sources in Its Trade With China

By Troy Stangarone
The latest data shows Pyongyang is continuing to adapt to U.N. sanctions, while trade is beginning to rebound from pandemic lows.
November 29, 2022

The Implications of FTX’s Collapse for North Korea

By Troy Stangarone
For a regime that has become dependent on crypto to avoid sanctions and steal hard currency, FTX’s collapse couldn’t be more ill-timed.

October 31, 2022

The Need for Deepening US-Korea-EU Economic Cooperation

By Troy Stangarone
The same challenges generating the need for cross-regional security cooperation are also creating a need for cooperation on issue related to energy and technology.

September 20, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act Roils South Korea-US Relations

By Troy Stangarone
The EV provisions of the IRA are seen by South Korea as both a violation of trade rules and contrary to the deepening economic partnership between the two countries.

August 25, 2022

South Korea, US Return to Large-Scale Military Drills

By Troy Stangarone
The resumption of large-scale drills for the first time since 2017 will improve military readiness for the alliance.
August 09, 2022

South Korea’s Demographic Trends Continue to Decline

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea’s population decline is following the U.N.’s most negative projections, with major implications for the country’s economic future.

July 14, 2022

South Korea Takes a Step in Efforts to Repair Relations With Japan

By Troy Stangarone
With a new consultative body to address forced labor issues, the Yoon administration is seeking to prevent the issues that scuttled the 2015 "comfort women" agreement.

June 10, 2022

North Korea’s Belated Effort to Import COVID-19 Medical Supplies

By Troy Stangarone
Pyongyang only ramped up its pandemic-related imports after admitting its first outbreak. Is it too little, too late?

May 16, 2022

South Korea Can Do More in the Battle Against COVID-19

By Troy Stangarone
For all its success at home, South Korea has been less forthcoming with donations during the pandemic.

March 31, 2022

How South Korea Can Wean Itself off Russian Fossil Fuels

By Troy Stangarone
With the prospect of further disruptions from the war to energy supplies, South Korea should take a serious look at its own energy vulnerabilities.
March 15, 2022

Korea-US Free Trade Agreement Turns 10

By Troy Stangarone
Analyzing the impact of KORUS a decade after it came into force.

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