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Sejong Newsletter (December 2019)
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         The Sejong Institute is a Leading Think Tank in Foreign, Security
                                                                                and National Unification Affairs in Korea and Beyond.
 Newsletter Vol. 11 (December 2019) 

  Issues and Analyses published in December

■ Current Issues and Policies

“Analysis and Prospect of Stockholm Negotiations: Focusing on the U.S. Perceptions” | Jung-Yeop Woo
“Partial Compromise of US-China Trade Friction: A Long Road Ahead to Complete Settlement” | Kisoo Kim
“Changes of Regional Order in Northeast Asia and Future Prospect of China-Japan Relations” | Chang Soo Jin

■ Sejong Policy Briefs

“2019 China Defense White Paper: Analysis and Evaluation” | Jae-hung Chung
“Essence of the Hong Kong Incident: Collision of the Chinese Economic and Political Values” | Kisoo Kim
“Repatriation of North Korean Workers Under the UN Security Council Resolution 2397: Status and Evaluation” | Eunsook Chung

■ Sejong Commentary

“North Korea’s Resistance to US-ROK Joint Military Exercise and Direction for US and ROK’s Responses” | Seong-chang Cheong
“Trump’s Unreasonable Demand for an Increase in the Defense Cost-sharing of the US Armed Forces in Korea: Its Background and Solutions” | Jee-Kwang Park
“The U.S. Congress Passes the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019” | Kisoo Kim
“Compromise between the U.S. and China on Economic Friction: Is it Fading Away?” | Kisoo Kim
“Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Visit to Korea: What it Means for Korea and Its Future Relations with China” | Jae-hung Chung
“North Korea’s Reaction towards US’s Stance at the UN Security Council and Its Implications for Future Korea-US Relations” | Seong-Chang Cheong

  Sejong in News

“[Opinion] Former unification minister speaks on N. Korea’s current transformative changes” | Jong-seok Lee [The Hankyoreh]
“[Expert] Kim Jong-un Visits Sacred Mountain on Horseback. Analysts Watch His Next Move” | Seong-chang Cheong [The New York Times]
“[Expert] North Korea blasts Trump as 'old, erratic' as rhetoric heats up” | Seong-chang Cheong [The Sydney Morning Herald]
“[Expert] South Korea’s diplomatic battle” | Jung-yeop Woo [Arirang News]
“[Expert] Disarmament talks between America and North Korea are in jeopardy” | Seong-chang Cheong [The Economist]
“[Expert] N Korean workers in China and Russia look set to defy sanctions” | Seong-chang Cheong [Financial Times]

  Recent Publication


  National Strategy 25-4 (Winter 2019)

National Strategy is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, written in Korean, published quarterly by the Sejong Institute.

1. A Study on Succession of the German-Poland Border Treaty | Taewon Kim
2. Middle Power Diplomacy of Global Swing States in Internet Governance: Cases from Brazil, India and South Korea | In Tae Yoo
3. Korea-U.S. Nuclear Cooperation: Issues for Nuclear Energy Use and Development | Sang Hyun Lee
4. An Analysis of the Changes in Perception and Policy about Japan-DPRK Abduction Issue of the Abe Administration: Focusing on Prime Minister Abe’s Statements and Speeches | Eunmi Choi 5. Book Review: Cultural Backlash | Miongsei Kang

  Demystifying the North Korean Economy

The Sejong Institute has newly released a book on both Korean and English version.
Title: Demystifying the North Korea

Contact point for any inquiry regarding the purchase of the book:
Center for East Asian Cooperation, the Sejong Institute
Tel: 031-750-7650 / 031-750-7543
Email: ej0717@sejong.org

  Syrian Civil War: US-Russia Military Intervention and Conflict

The year 2019 is coming to an end. under President Trump’s “America First” slogan, the US is withdrawing from major multilateral international agreements including climate change and Iranian nuclear issues. Though it might be a temporary situation, it makes us think whether the US-led liberal international order will turn into a realist competition among major powers. This book, <Syrian Civil War: US-Russia Military Intervention and Conflict> mainly focuses on conflict and cooperation between two parties: US with President Trump’s outbound offshore strategy, and Russia with President Putin’s inbound strategy.


  The Social Basis of Perception on Reunification

In Korea, the issues of reunification and North Korea are areas in which differences of opinion is the biggest depending on ones’ political position. Ever since the breakout of Korean War, liberals and conservatives have been competing against each other regarding various North Korean issues. In a democratic system, political elites’ ultimate target cannot succeed once they deviate from the preference of their supporters. Thus, the elites try their best to ‘advertise’ the legitimacy of their policies and to widen people’s support.

  Events

On November 28, 2019, a press conference for the newly published book, Demystifying the North Korea, written by Dr. Jong-seok Lee (former Minister of Unification, ROK) and Dr. Choi Eun-joo, was held at Artee Hall, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts.

On December 6, 2019, the Sejong Institute held the “6th Thesis Competition on Korea-Japan-China Trilateral Cooperation” at International Conference Room of the Institute. This year, a total of 29 theses were submitted, and 12 finalists presented their cases at the event. As a result, 6 teams (1 grand prize, 2 excellence award, 3 encouragement award) were awarded.

Closing ceremony of the 25th Sejong National Strategy Training Program was held on December 11, 2019. A total of 88 trainees received completion certificates in attendance by the Sejong Institute’s chairman, president and alumni association, and prizes were awarded to outstanding trainees.

On December 18, 2019, the Sejong Institute held a commencement ceremony of the 2019 ASEAN Young Leaders Program. A total of 16 participants received a certificate of completion. President Paik Haksoon of the Sejong Institute, Director Cho Nam-hoon of KB Financial Group, and other Sejong and KB Group’s executives and staff members attended…

  Academic & Policy Activities

Korea Global Forum for Peace (KGFP) 2019 in U.S.

On November 20, “Korea Global Forum for Peace (KGFP) 2019” was held at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC, under the title of “Envisioning a Peace Regime Process for the Korean Peninsula.” The Forum was hosted by the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and jointly organized by the Sejong Institute and the USIP   

Korea Global Forum for Peace (KGFP) 2019 in Singapore

On December 9, “Korea Global Forum for Peace (KGFP) 2019” was held at S. Rajarantam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore, under the title of “Denuclearization and Peace on the Korean Peninsula and the ROK-Singapore Cooperation.” The Forum was hosted by the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and jointly organized by the Sejong Institute and the RSIS.   


The 36th Sejong National Strategy Form

On December 3, 2019, the Sejong Institute held the 36th Sejong National Strategy Forum jointly with the Presidential Committee on Policy Planning on the topic of “Political Circumstance surrounding the Korean Peninsula in 2019 and South Korea’s Strategy in 2020.” The forum began with the introductory remarks by President Paik Haksoon of the Sejong Institute and …   

The 10th Sejong Policy Forum

On December 12, 2019, the Sejong Institute held the Tenth Sejong Policy Forum of 2019 on the topic of “South Korea’s Public Policy for Peace on the Korean Peninsula: Evaluation and Tasks” at the Somerset Palace located in Gwanghwamun, Seoul.   


The 22nd Sejong Colloquium

On December 2 2019, the Sejong Institute held the twenty-second colloquium of this year. Dr. Hong Hyun-ik, Director of the Department of Diplomatic Strategy Studies, presented his paper on the topic of “Prospects of US-DPRK Relations and South Korea’s Strategy.”   

The 23rd Sejong Colloquium

On December 6, 2019, the Sejong Institute held the twenty-third colloquium of this year. Dr. Lee Dae Woo, Director of the Department of Security Strategy Studies, presented his paper on the topic of “Political Situation in the Middle East and Changes in the U.S. Alliance Policy.”   


The 24th Sejong Colloquium

On December 10 2019, the Sejong Institute held the twenty-fourth colloquium of this year. Dr. Chung Eunsook, Senior Research Fellow, presented her paper on the topic of “UN Security Council Resolution 2397 and Repatriation of North Korean Workers: Status, Prosect and Implication.”   

The 2nd Sejong-Naumann Foundation Roundtable

On November 28, 2019, the Sejong Institute held another roundtable with Friedrich Naumann Foundation at the Institute’s conference room. Dr. Henrik Bispinck of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften visited the institute and gave a presentation on the topic of “The State of German Unification 30 Years – after the Fall of the Wall: Historical Background and Current Problems.”   


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