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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
October 30, 2019

Did South Korea’s Three Noes Matter? Not So Much.

By Troy Stangarone
Assessing the impact of the 2017 agreement to end China’s economic coercion over THAAD.

October 11, 2019

What the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Means for Negotiations with North Korea

By Troy Stangarone
Other presidents have conducted foreign policy as usual while under the cloud of impeachment, but will it be the same with Trump?
August 27, 2019

Korea’s Dispute With Japan Spills Into National Security

By Troy Stangarone
The end of an intelligence sharing pact expands South Korea’s dispute with Japan. What will the impact be in practice?

August 16, 2019

Moon Leaves the Door Open for Talks With Japan

By Troy Stangarone
In his Liberation Day address, South Korea’s president extended an olive branch to Tokyo.

August 05, 2019

Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill

By Troy Stangarone
If the forced labor rulings are the hidden motivation, Tokyo’s actions are wildly disproportionate.

June 29, 2019

Should Amateur Baseball Players Go Pro in South Korea and Japan?

By Troy Stangarone
Shifting trends in Major League Baseball open a potential window for teams in Japan and South Korea to compete for top amateur talent.
June 27, 2019

The Price of US-Iran Tensions for South Korea

By Troy Stangarone
For South Korea, the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran stretches far beyond oil imports.

June 14, 2019

Gender Inequality Makes South Korea Poorer

By Troy Stangarone
It’s in South Korea’s economic interest to continue to work toward greater gender parity.

June 07, 2019

How South Korea Could Win, and Lose, in Trump’s Tech War

By Troy Stangarone
The U.S. Huawei ban could provide a boost to South Korean competitors, but will bring long-term costs as well.

April 29, 2019

How Netflix Is Reshaping South Korean Entertainment

By Troy Stangarone
The streaming giant is reshaping Korean entertainment, even while boosting its popularity around the world.

April 05, 2019

Was the Korea-US FTA Really a ‘Horrible Deal?’

By Troy Stangarone
A look at the trade data for 2018 suggests the original deal may have actually been working after all.
March 14, 2019

North Korea Is Still Trying to Hack US Critical Infrastructure

By Troy Stangarone
The ongoing cyber campaign seeks to infiltrate defense, financial, energy, telecom, and healthcare firms.

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