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KEI Contributor – Sarah Yun

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By Sarah K. Yun Immediately after the Leap Day Agreement between the U.S. and North Korea, people-to-people exchanges increased significantly with the Track II dialogues in New York and the North Korean orchestra Unhasu’s performance in Paris. However, North Korea recently announced its plan to launch a “satellite” which threatens future of the nutritional assistance…

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March 26, 2012

By Sarah K. Yun On Friday, March 16, 2012, North Korea announced that it will launch a long-range rocket in April which will carry a “working” satellite. The Korean Central News Agency, North Korea’s state-run media, stated that the satellite named Kwangmyongsong-3 will “strictly abide by relevant international regulations and usage concerning the launch of…

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Region: Asia

March 16, 2012

By Sarah K. Yun Traditionally, Korea’s major diplomatic and trade partners consisted of the United States, Japan, China, Europe, and Russia. Under President Lee Myung-bak’s “New Asia Initiative,” Korea has boosted its engagements in the Asia-Pacific, especially smaller neighbors in the region. The rationale is that Korea can serve as an excellent and non-threatening model…

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Region: Asia

March 5, 2012

By Sarah K. Yun At the recent talks between North Korea and the United States in Beijing, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, Glyn Davies, once again stressed the importance of restored inter-Korea relations in order to resume the Six-Party Talks to Kim Gye Gwan, North Korea’s First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Although…

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Region: Asia

February 28, 2012

Winston Churchill coined the term “summit” in the early 1950s to define meetings between leaders of great powers in the Cold War. While summits have allowed needed personal contacts for…

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Region: Asia

January 20, 2012