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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
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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.

February 25, 2019

How to Handle Sanctions Relief With North Korea

By Troy Stangarone
When Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un in Vietnam should he give North Korea what it wants – sanctions relief?
January 31, 2019

South Korea’s Hydrogen Economy Ambitions

By Troy Stangarone
Moon Jae-in has an ambitious plan for South Korea to become a leader in hydrogen vehicles and fuel cells.

January 10, 2019

Is This the End of South Korea’s Semi-Charmed Export Life?

By Troy Stangarone
Live by the semiconductor, die by the semiconductor.
November 30, 2018

North Korea Can’t Solve South Korea’s Demographic Crisis

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea’s population is aging fast, and even Korean unification won’t be enough to fix it.

November 08, 2018

South Korea’s Emergence as an Important Player in Cryptocurrency

By Troy Stangarone
South Korean businesses are moving into the cryptocurrency and blockchain fields.

September 27, 2018

South Korean Supreme Court Caught in Park Geun-hye Scandal

By Troy Stangarone
A chief justice is accused of influencing politically sensitive trials to impress the Park administration.

September 06, 2018

The Constraints of Sanctions on Inter-Korea Economic Engagement

By Troy Stangarone
Despite Moon Jae-in's hopes, there are still hard limits on how far inter-Korean economic engagement can progress.
August 24, 2018

The Limits of Inter-Korea Sports Diplomacy

By Troy Stangarone
A look at the past, present, and future of sports diplomacy between North and South Korea.

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