Nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea have proceeded in fits and starts across three decades and have failed to halt the advance of the North’s atomic weapons program. Explore the timeline.
IN26 The rapid pace of North Korean diplomacy makes it crucial that Japan and South Korea coordinate more closely on potential changes to Northeast Asian security. But they must first overcome some deep-rooted grievances.
President Trump's cancellation of the summit with North Korea is a warning as to just how difficult it is to bring any kind of stability to the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. It is also a warning that the U.S. cannot focus on the nuclear issue and ICBM, rather than the overall military balance in the Koreas and the impact that any kind of war fighting can have on the civil population of South Korea and the other states in Northeast Asia. The nuclear balance is an all too critical aspect of regional security, but it is only part of the story and military capability do not address the potential impact and cost of any given form of conflict.
As I have written elsewhere, we can still test Kim’s willingness to pursue a different course and shift his focus toward moves that advance denuclearization. We can do so through strengthening regional alliances—especially with South Korea and Japan—that are demonstrably in lockstep on the North Korea issue. We can also increase stresses on the North Korean regime by cutting off resources that fund its nuclear weapons program and undermine Kim’s promise to bring prosperity to North Koreans, and ramp up defensive and cyber capabilities to mitigate the threat posed by North Korea against the U.S. and its allies. We should also intensify pressure on the regime through information penetration, raising public awareness of Pyongyang’s human rights violations, and create a credible, alternative vision for a post-Kim era to encourage defections. Kim Jong-un is still learning. Let’s make sure he’s learning the right lessons.
Globalization has not given way to deglobalization; it has simply entered a different phase. This new era will bring economic and societal benefits, boosting innovation and productivity, offering people unprecedented (and often free) access to information, and linking consumers and suppliers across the world. But it will also be disruptive. After certain sectors fade away, certain jobs will disappear, and new winners will emerge. The benefits will be tangible and significant, but the challenges will be considerable. Companies and governments must prepare for the coming disruption.
EC27 – Gino, Francesca. 4 WAYS WOMEN CAN BREAK BARRIERS BY BREAKING THE RULES (Harvard Business Review, May
9, 2018, various pages) 여성경력차별 극복을 위한 네 가지 방법 - Click here for available text on the
Women striving for high-level success in male-dominated fields face daunting challenges. Men and women alike often accuse female leaders of being bossy, cold, bitchy, or aggressive — attributes at odds with the feminine stereotype of women as compassionate, warm, and submissive. Similarly, when men seem angry at work, they’re rewarded with more respect and authority, while women who seem angry tend to be viewed as incompetent and unworthy and are penalized.
EC28 – Kidder, David; Geraci, John. TO INNOVATE LIKE A STARTUP, MAKE DECISIONS LIKE VCS DO (Harvard Business Review, May
7, 2018, various pages) 스타트업같은 혁신을 위해서는 벤처투자가처럼 결정하라 - Click here for available text on the
Applying a lean approach in your organization is getting half of the model right, but it is not enough. For enterprises to create successful growth systems, they need more than lean startup methodologies; they also need venture capital investment mindsets and mechanics. They need what we call a growth board.
EC29 – McCaffrey, Courtney Rickert; Laudicina, Paul A.; Peterson, Erik R. INVESTING IN A LOCALIZED WORLD (A.T. Kearney, May 2018, 40 pages) 글로벌경영컨설팅사 A.T. Kearney가 발표한 2018년 외국인직접투자 (FDI) 신뢰지수에서 미국이 6년 연속 1위 차지 - Click here for available text on the
The United States tops the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index for the sixth year in a row. The continued attractiveness of the United States to foreign investors is likely a result of its large domestic market, improving economic performance, and new lower corporate tax rate. The government’s protectionist rhetoric and actions may also be motivating some companies to invest in the United States to maintain market access.
EC30 – West, Darrell M.; Allen, John R. HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS TRANSFORMING THE WORLD (Brookings, April 24, 2018,
various pages) 인공지능 (AI)이 바꾸는 세계 - Click here for available text on the
US23 – Doherty, Carroll and Kiley, Jocelyn. THE PUBLIC, THE POLITICAL SYSTEM AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY (Pew Research Center, April 26, 2018, 158 pages) 대중, 정치체제와 미국의 민주주의 – Click here for available text on the Internet
At a time of growing
stress on democracy around the world, Americans generally agree on democratic
ideals and values that are important for the United States. But for the most
part, they see the country falling well short in living up to these ideals,
according to a new study of opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of key
aspects of American democracy and the political system. The public’s criticisms
of the political system run the gamut, from a failure to hold elected officials
accountable to a lack of transparency in government. And just a third say the
phrase “people agree on basic facts even if they disagree politically” describes
this country well today.
US24 – Livingston, Gretchen. THE CHANGING PROFILE OF UNMARRIED PARENTS (Pew Research
Center, April 25, 2018, 16 pages) 미국 내 변화하는 미혼 동거부부의 양상 – Click here for available text on the
One-in-four parents living with a child in the United States today are unmarried. Driven by declines in marriage overall, as well as increases in births outside of marriage, this marks a dramatic change from a half-century ago, when fewer than one-in-ten parents living with their children were unmarried (7%). At the same time, the profile of unmarried parents has shifted markedly, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.1 Solo mothers – those who are raising at least one child with no spouse or partner in the home – no longer dominate the ranks of unmarried parents as they once did. In 1968, 88% of unmarried parents fell into this category.
US25 – Maxwell, Mary Jane. WOMEN GOVERN SOME OF THE LARGEST U.S. CITIES (Share America,
May 9, 2018, 6 pages) 미국 도시의 변화를 이끄는 여성 시장들 – Click here for available text on the
Betsy Price is serving her fourth term as mayor of Fort Worth, Texas. She brings 17 years of experience as a businesswoman to one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and a commitment to volunteerism with her “Week of Compassionate Service.” But what may be more remarkable is the company she keeps. She is among nearly 300 women governing American cities with populations of more than 30,000. That’s about 21 percent of all mayors, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
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