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Troy Stangarone

Troy Stangarone is the Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade 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.

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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