Korea National Strategy Institute (KNSI) is an independent, nonpartisan, and not-for-profit public research institution dedicated to developing policy recommendations on Korea's domestic politics and foreign relations, economy and trade, and social and cultural issues. KNSI seeks to accomplish reconciliation and reunification between South and North Korea based on the principles of independence, democracy, and peace, thereby contributing to enduring peace in East Asia and the world.
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As a public institute, Korea National Strategy Institute dedicates to producing and disseminating policy alternatives in the areas of domestic and foreign affairs, economy and trade, and social Cohesion issues. It also seeks to provide national policy that contributes to world peace and realization of Korean reunification in the principle based on independence, democracy, and peace.
South Korea has undergone tremendous political and socioeconomic transformations over the past few decades. It accomplished impressive economic growth in the 1960s and the 1970s, achieved democratization in the 1980s, weathered a serious financial crisis and carried out market reforms in the 1990s. These transformations resulted in the emergence and empowerment of the "new mainstream" in Korean society, with different values, orientations, and outlooks on domestic politics, economic and social policies, and foreign relations. KNSI aims to discover, articulate, and represent the views of Korea's "new mainstream" by exploring and developing policy recommendations on diverse political, economic, and social issues Korea is currently confronted with, in order to provide a new national strategy that helps to achieve peaceful reunification of Korea.