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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 25, 2020

North Korea’s Exports to China Collapse Amid Coronavirus

By Troy Stangarone
Chinese data from January and February hints that the border closure is taking a serious economic toll.

March 19, 2020

South Korea Braces for Global Recession

By Troy Stangarone
Seoul is preparing a stronger fiscal stimulus to deal with the economic shocks caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
March 06, 2020

Coronavirus: The Economic Costs for North Korea

By Troy Stangarone
The outbreak, and Pyongyang’s response, will seriously strain the North Korean economy.

February 14, 2020

South Korea’s Population May Have Already Peaked

By Troy Stangarone
Recent statistics suggest South Korea's population may be aging even more quickly than previous worst-case scenarios predicted.

January 24, 2020

Parsing the Economic Damage From the Japan-South Korea Dispute

By Troy Stangarone
Recent data indicate the overall damage was limited, but that could change if we see another round of escalation.

January 03, 2020

South Korea Works to Bring Cryptocurrency Into the Mainstream

By Troy Stangarone
After an early wave of public enthusiasm, South Korea's government is taking steps to regulate crypto assets.
December 16, 2019

South Korea Attempts to Deal With the Dark Web

By Troy Stangarone
After being at the center of a major scandal tied to child pornography, South Korea is taking steps to address the use of the dark web for criminal activity.

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.

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