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Newsletter Vol. 58 (February 2020)
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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. 58 (February 2020) 

  Issues and Analyses published in February

■ Sejong Commentary

“Chinese Perspective on Kim Jong-un’s “New Path” in 2020” | Seong-hyon Lee
“Prospects of China’s Situation as seen in Xi Jinping’s New Year’s Address in 2020” | Jae-hung Chung
“Did China “Lose by Decision” on the Phase One of Trade Deal in the US-China Trade War?” | Seong-hyon Lee

■ Sejong Video Brief (only available in Korean)

“Assessment of the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th WPKCC and Prospects of the Korean Peninsula” | Seong-chang Cheong, Seong-hyon Lee
“Prospects of China’s Situation as seen in Xi Jinping’s New Year’s Address in 2020” | Jae-hung Chung, Seong-hyon Lee

  Sejong in News

“[Expert] A stable North Korea welcomes economic growth”| Jong-seok Lee, Eun-joo Choi [Asia Times]
“[Expert] What ‘America First’ Means Under Trump Is Coming Into Focus” | Jung-Yeop Woo [The Wall Street Journal]
“[Expert] North Korea signals tougher stance against US”| Seong-chang Cheong [The Korea Times]
“[Expert] The Human Costs of Peace in Korea” | Sang Hyun Lee [The Diplomat]
“[Expert] Kim Jong-un’s aunt reappears, quelling rumors of execution” | Cheong Seong-chang [Taipei Times]

  Recent Publications

  North Korea’s Strategy for Economic Development in the Kim Jong-un Era: Single Leap Forward and Implementation of Innovation System

This book delves into the possibility of a single leap forward of the North Korean economy by analyzing the changes in North Korea’s policy in areas of science and technology and its economic development strategy in 2010s. And also, I evaluated North Korea’s current policies related to economy …

  The Debate Revolving around Grand Strategy of the US and Its Implication for South Korea

This study aims to analyze how effective the concept of “grand strategy,” which is often used without a clear definition, is to understand the US policy direction and to set up South Korea’s responding strategy. The concept of grand strategy and its effectiveness is crucial in terms of our understanding of the US …

  An Analysis of the US-China Hegemonic Competition over ASEAN and Its Implications

This book acknowledges that the US has recognized China as a potential rival with an ambition of becoming hegemonic power and confirms that the US introduced Indo-Pacific Strategy as a new diplomatic strategy in an effort to deter the rise of China.

  The Possibility of Protracting Course of the US-China Conflict and Its Backdrop

This book contains the process of exploratory reasoning that explains the possibility of the US and China entering into a mid- to long-term hegemonic competition after their struggles, stepping away from their return to “previous” cooperative relationship.

  Crisis Management of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party: A Look into the Japanese Conservatism (II)

This study continues from my work A Look into Japanese Conservatism: Prime Minister Abe’s Comeback and Japanese Political Outlook in 2017 and analyzes the power source of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which represents the Japanese conservatism, in perspective of crisis management.

  Academic & Policy Activities

The 1st Sejong Policy Forum of 2020

The Sejong Institute held the first Sejong Policy Forum of 2020 on the theme of “A Shift on the Korean Peninsula and Grand Strategy for Peace” on January 22, 2020. The forum consisted of three sessions – Session I: Visions and Diplomacy that bring about Peace on the Korean Peninsula, Session II: Peace guaranteeing Defense/Security, Session III: Peaceful Co-existence and Unification, Realizing Prosperity through Peace.   

The 2nd Sejong Colloquium of 2020

On January 21, 2020, the Sejong Institute held the second colloquium of this year. Dr. Hong Hyun-ik, Senior Research Fellow, presented his paper on the topic of “Methods for Realizing the Concept of Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) as an International Peace Zone.”   


The 3rd Sejong Colloquium of 2020

On February 11, 2020, the Sejong Institute held the third colloquium of this year. Dr. Koh Seonkyu, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Information, Coordination and Innovation of Waseda University, presented his paper on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ROK’s Foreign and Security Policy.”   

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