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  • Sanctions Evasion and the Emergence of the Informal Economy in North Korea 

    Enos, Olivia Catherine (Georgetown University, 2017)
    This paper seeks to answer core questions about the development of the informal economy. More specifically, it asks why the leadership in North Korea allows informal economic activities to continue despite the fact that ...
  • The Door Is Closed, but Not Locked: China's VPN Policy 

    Yang, Kejing (Georgetown University, 2017)
    This paper attempts to explain why China still allow some people to use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to bypass China’s heavily guarded Internet content censorship system, despite the assumption that the free flow of ...
  • Why Effective Government Interventions Can Lead to Efficient Market Reform in China 

    Du, Yuhao (Georgetown University, 2017)
    This paper argues that the current Chinese government believes market reform has the best chance to succeed if it is gradual, experimental and aided by government interventions. In 2016, for the first time in over a decade, ...
  • Protecting Defense: Making Sense of Japan's Post-WWII Arms Procurement Policies 

    Kato, Ryoko (Georgetown University, 2017)
    This research explores the root of the conventional practices of sumiwake in Japan’s post-war defense industry and procurement policies, which have minimized domestic competition between firms thus rendering the industry ...
  • Korean Perception on Defense Cooperation with Japan 

    Asaoka, Masatoshi (Georgetown University, 2017)
    The Republic of Korea and Japan are two most important security allies of the United States in East Asia, yet they lack substantial defense cooperation between each other. This thesis looks at the current condition of ...

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