Tagged: North Korea

[ONLINE CONFERENCE] North Korea International: (Re)Evaluating, (Re)Viewing, and (Re)Connecting in a COVID World with IFES and FNF

[Presentation running time: 15 mins, 33:00-48:00] Please join me and my fellow senior colleagues Leif-Eric Easley (Ewha Womans University) Tereza Novotna (Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin) as panelists for a timely reassessment of sanctions on North Korea, with a focus on the art of evasions on US (Treasury) and UN sanctions. The sessions will be live-streamed from […]

US Visit – East Asian Policymaking Workshop

I recently returned from a trip to five major US cities in the Northeast – New York, Middletown, New Haven, Boston, and Washington, DC – via the Incheon International Airport in Seoul from May 15 to May 29. The trip was planned around the East Asian Policymaking Workshop at Wesleyan University. Because the trip was […]

New Beginnings for South Korea

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Korea’s decision to impeach (former) President Park Geun Hye and her departure from the Blue House comes at a difficult time when the country strives to find a way to make things anew. These are very challenging times both domestically and externally. Economic downturn, rapid aging of the […]

Contemplating the Future of the Two Koreas

About a month ago, I attended my second and last conference as Korea Foundation Fellow for the Pacific Forum-Center for Strategic and International Studies. My first conference participation was in Maui, Hawaii in June, and my second one was in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because the first conference involved participants from the U.S., South Korea, and Japan, […]