Articles by Andy Jackson

Winning One for the GIPper?

The recently concluded first round of talks on a free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea made progress on a number of potentially contentious issues including telecommunications, service industries, financial services and intellectual propert Read More

War on Foreign Speculators

For the last several years, the Korean government has been fighting the appreciation of its currency, the won. Despite their efforts, it recently passed the psychologically important 1000-won-to-the-dollar mark and is projected to eventually rise to around 950 to t Read More

From Seattle to Busan The Flashpoints of Modern Protest

When leaders from the 21 member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation met in Busan over the weekend, they were warmly receive by their host, Korean president Roh Moo-hyun. The leaders and people of Korea's second city, always eager to... Read More

Fish and Foul in Northeast Asia

Conflicts in East Asia over islands with potential offshore oil and gas deposits (the Spratlys and Senkaku immediately come to mind) are widely reported; however, another offshore resource is also causing conflicts in this part of the world: seafood. Japanese,... Read More

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