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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
June 10, 2021

After the Latest Forced Labor Court Ruling, Where Do Japan-South Korea Relations Stand?

By Troy Stangarone
The Seoul Central District Court ruling might help lower temperatures, but a political solution is needed to improve South Korea’s relations with Japan.

May 13, 2021

Cybersecurity Should Be a Priority for the Moon-Biden Summit

By Troy Stangarone
Cyber risks will only continue to grow as more of our daily lives become digital and interconnected.
April 12, 2021

Global Trade Is Recovering From the Pandemic. North Korea’s Economy Isn’t.

By Troy Stangarone
With its borders still locked down, North Korea isn’t benefiting from China’s return to growth. That’s unlikely to change anytime soon.

February 26, 2021

COVID-19 Has Widened South Korea’s Gender Gap

By Troy Stangarone
As in many countries, the pandemic has had an outsized impact on women.

February 04, 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on South Korean Trade in 2020

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea took minimal economic damage overall, but sector-specific impacts varied widely.

January 14, 2021

South Korea’s Moon Lays Out Agenda for the Remainder of His Term

By Troy Stangarone
President Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Address reveals the focus for his last full year in office. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 recovery tops the list.
December 24, 2020

At War Online: South Korea and China

By Troy Stangarone
On the battlefields of social media, conflicts between citizens of China and South Korea are increasingly common.

December 07, 2020

COVID-19 Underscores the Benefits of South Korea’s Artificial Intelligence Push

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea's government is banking on AI as part of its post-COVID recovery.

November 11, 2020

South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences

By Troy Stangarone
A spate of recent exchanges could be seen as an accomplishment in and of itself, but there has been little concrete progress toward a solution on the forced labor issue.

November 02, 2020

To Compete With China, the US Needs to Drop ‘America First’

By Troy Stangarone
If the United States is to engage in a long-term great power competition with China, it will need to decouple from the Trump administration’s “America First” agenda.

October 02, 2020

What Should Be on the Agenda for US-Korea Relations?

By Troy Stangarone
Americans, in general, have a favorable opinion of South Korea. There’s ample appetite for expanding cooperation along several avenues.
September 14, 2020

South Korea’s Struggle to Bring Manufacturing Home

By Troy Stangarone
Like other countries around the world, Seoul is trying to reshore production – with limited success.

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