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Sejong Newsletter (January 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. 57 (January 2020) 


  New Year's Greeting from President  

Happy New Year!

Another year has begun, and may this year be warm and kind to all who read this letter. As the top independent think tank in Korea, the Sejong Institute will continue to strive to provide innovative policy ideas and education for peace and prosperity for Korea and the world. I ask for your continued interest and support.

Thank you.

January 2020

Haksoon Paik, Ph.D.
President, The Sejong Institute
The Republic of Korea

  Issues and Analyses published in January

■ Current Issues and Policies

“Assessment of the ROK-Japan Relations in 2019 and Prospects for 2020” | Chang Soo Jin
“Changes in Political Landscape of Democracy: Emergence of New Class Politics” | Miong Sei Kang
“Prospects of the North Korean Economy for 2020” | Un-Chul Yang
“Assessment of Political Affairs in the Middle East and Prospects for 2020” | Dae Woo Lee
“Assessments of the US-DPRK Denuclearization Negotiation and Prospects for 2020” | Hyun-ik Hong
“Assessments of Political Affairs in the US and Prospects for 2020” | Sang Hyun Lee
“Assessments of the ROK-China Relations and Prospects for 2020” | Seong-hyon Lee
“Assessments of Political Affairs in ASEAN and Prospects for 2020” | Yoonjung Choi

■ Sejong Policy Briefs

“Denuclearization Negotiation of the Korean Peninsula and Inter-Korean Relations: Current Issues, Prospects and Strategies” | Hyun-ik Hong
“China’s Participation in World Trade and Impacts of Democarcy in Developed Countries” | Miong Sei Kang
“Changes and Continuities of the North Korean Economy: Evaluation Based on Field Investigation in 2019 to China-North Korea Border Areas” | Eun-joo Choi
“Changes in International Role of the US and Issues Revolving the ROK-US Alliance” | Dae Woo Lee
“A New Partnership between the ROK and ASEAN for Another 30 Years” | Yoonjung Choi
“South Korea’s Role for Commercial Transition of North Korean Defense Industry” | Un-Chul Yang

■ Sejong Commentary

“North Korea’s “Major Test” and Looming Food Shortage” | Un-Chul Yang
“ Public Diplomacy with the Understanding of the Fundamental Premise of South Korea’s Diplomatic Policies toward Japan” | Chang Soo Jin
“ Analysis of the Report on President Moon’s “Recognition of Hong Kong Issues as China’s Internal Affairs” at the ROK-China Summit” | Seong-hyon Lee
“ Evaluation of the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Prospect of the Korea Peninsula” | Seong-chang Cheong
“ 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

  Sejong in News

[Expert] North Korea Links 2nd ‘Crucial’ Test to Nuclear Weapons Program” | Seong-chang Cheong [The New York Times]
“[Interview] N. Korea’s demand for halt of US-S. Korea military drill shows desperation for economic growth: ex-minister” | Jong-seok Lee [The Korea Herald]
“ [Expert] North Korea beefs up self-defense capabilities in military reorganization” | Seong-chang Cheong [The Korea Herald]
“ [Expert] Xi’s visit to Korea key to improving bilateral ties” | Seong-hyon Lee [The Korea Times]
“ [Expert] Moon and Abe have rekindled dialogue, but challenges remain” | Chang Soo Jin [Hankyoreh]
“ [Expert] North Korea reverts to aggressive nuclear policy” | Seong-chang Cheong [The Korea Herald]
“ [Expert] Kim Jong Un signals end to nuclear moratorium, threatens to unveil new weapon” | Seong-hyon Lee [The Strait Times]
“ [Expert] South Korea’s Moon doubles down on dovish approach, seeking Kim visit to Seoul” | Seong-chang Cheong [The Japan Times]
“ [Expert] Moon seeks renewed role in inter-Korean relations amid nuclear deadlock” | Seong-chang Cheong [The Korea Herlad]
“[Opinion] Kim’s ‘new path’ and China” | Seong-hyon Lee [The Korea Times]
“[Expert] A stable North Korea welcomes economic growth” | Jong-seok Lee [Asia Times]
“[Expert] U.S., Iran back away from war for now” | Jung-Yeop Woo [Arirang News]

  Recent Publication


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


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

  Events

Beginning-of-Year Ceremony for 2020
On Thursday of January 2, 2020, the Sejong Institute celebrated a beginning-of-year ceremony for 2020 with all staffs of the Institute.

  Academic & Policy Activities

The 1st Sejong Colloquium of 2020

On January 3 2020, the Sejong Institute held the first colloquium of this year. Dr. Cheong Seong-chang, Senior Research Fellow, and Dr. Choi Eunjoo, Research Fellow, presented their paper on the topic of “Assessment of the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea”   

ROK-China Experts’ Roundtable in Beijing

On December 27, 2019, the Sejong Institute held a closed roundtable on the topic of “The Current Situation on the Korean Peninsula: Evaluation and Prospects” in Beijing, China. The roundtable featured a special presentation by Dr. Lee Jong-seok, senior research fellow of the Sejong Institute…   

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