IN10 – Easley, Leif-Eric. NORTH KOREA DIPLOMACY AND THE WINTER OLYMPICS (Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 6, 2018, 2 pages) 북한 외교와 동계 올림픽 - Click here for available text on the Internet
North Korea’s last-minute participation in the Olympics presents opportunities for Seoul’s relations with Pyongyang, but raises questions for Washington and Tokyo.
IN11 – Nye, Joseph S. Jr. HOW SHARP POWER THREATENS SOFT POWER (Foreign Affairs, January 24, 2018, 5 pages) 샤프 파워가 어떻게 소프트 파워를 위협하는가 - Contact American Center for print
Washington has been wrestling with a new term that describes an old threat. “Sharp power,” as coined by Christopher Walker and Jessica Ludwig of the National Endowment for Democracy (writing for ForeignAffairs.com and in a longer report), refers to the information warfare being waged by today’s authoritarian powers, particularly China and Russia.
IN12– Harrell, Peter; Zarate, Juan. HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SANCTION NORTH KOREA: A LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR WASHINGTON AND ITS ALLIES (Foreign Affairs, January 24, 2018, 7 pages) 성공적인 북핵제재 방법: 워싱턴과 그 동맹국을위한 장기 전략 - Contact American Center for print
North Korea’s nuclear program represents potentially the greatest national security challenge the United States faces today—one that will require the effective deployment of all types of national power. Done effectively, a long-term sanctions strategy has the potential to be a central element of a peaceful solution. In recent memory, sanctions and financial pressure often have been misunderstood and underestimated in their ability to achieve diplomatic results. Now is the time for urgency in the attempt to change behavior and avert war.
IN13 – Snyder, Scott A. WHY KIM JONG-UN WILL FAIL AT BREAKING THE U.S.-SOUTH KOREA ALLIANCE (Fortune, January 3, 2018, 2 pages) 김정은이 한-미 동맹을 깨뜨리는데 실패할 이유 - Click here for available text on the Internet
At least for the moment, Kim Jong-un has shifted gears from missile-testing to peace-talking. On Monday, he offered to discuss with South Korea the need for a peaceful winter Olympic atmosphere on the Korean peninsula. But to what end?
IN14 – Klingner, Bruce. NO, THE OLYMPICS WILL NOT DEFUSE THE NORTH KOREA CRISIS (Heritage Foundation, February 20, 2018, 4 pages) 올림픽은 북한 위기를 해결하지 못할 것이다. - Click here for available text on the
Pyongyang still refuses to abandon its nuclear arsenal or start a dialogue with the United States.
The Congressional Research Service estimates that a conflict on the Korean Peninsula would leave "between 30,000 and 300,000 dead" in the first days of fighting. Launching a preemptive military strike, without any indication that a North Korean attack is imminent, would be an even bigger mistake.
EC11 – Ignatius, Adi. BUSINESSES EXIST TO DELIVER VALUE TO SOCIETY (Harvard Business Review, March/April 2018, various pages) 비즈니스 존재의 이유, 사회에 가치창출 - Click here for available text on the Internet
Kenneth Frazier’s story is far from that of a typical CEO. He grew up in a tough inner-city neighborhood in Philadelphia. His education focused on a career in the legal field. And he is one of a tiny number of African-American CEOs in the Fortune 500.
EC12 – Rapoza, Kenneth. WHAT SOUTH KOREA'S OLYMPIC GAMES MEAN FOR INVESTORS (Forbes, January 25, 2018, various
pages) 2018 평창 동계올림픽대회가 투자자들에게 주는 의미 - Click here for available text on the
Roughly 30 years ago, South Korea was in a different place. It had just finished its first ever Summer Olympics in 1988. Their government did not have the capital to help fund its athletes and South Korean households didn't have the kind of money they have now to spend on leisure and sporting activities. But times have changed. Mostly everyone is familiar with Hyundai or has a Samsung smart phone. South Korean incomes are the highest of any MSCI emerging market. There will be no post-Olympics fallout like there was in Rio de Janeiro. The economy doesn't need anymore drag than it already has.
EC13 – Scola, Nancy. FACEBOOK’S
NEXT PROJECT: AMERICAN INEQUALITY (Politico, February 19, 2018, various
pages) 페이스북의 차세대 프로젝트: 미국 불평등 연구 - Click here for available text on the
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is quietly cracking open his company's vast trove of user data for a study on economic inequality in the U.S. — the latest sign of his efforts to reckon with divisions in American society that the social network is accused of making worse.
EC14 – Keiser, Carol. WILL TRUMP END U.S.-KOREA TRADE HIS RED-STATE SUPPORTERS COUNT ON? (USA Today, February 9, 2018,
various pages) 트럼프 미 대통령은 공화당 텃밭 붉은 주 (red-state) 가 기대하는 한미간 무역협정을 끝낼 것인가? - Click here for available text on the
Just about everybody in the American food business already appreciates the vibrant market of South Korea. Last year, we exported more than $6 billion in farm products to it. Beef led the way, but corn, fruit and pork were key exports as well. The host of this year’s Winter Olympics is now the sixth-largest destination for our agricultural exports. Much of our recent success come from the free-trade agreement negotiated by the Bush and Obama administrations — a bipartisan deal that has made it easier for goods and services to flow between our countries.
EC15 – Stangarone, Troy. SOUTH KOREA IS TRUMP’S ONE BRIGHT SPOT ON TRADE (The Diplomat, February 9, 2018,
various pages) 트럼프 미 대통령의 무역 희망, 대한민국 - Click here for available text on the
When it comes to international trade there have been few bright spots for U.S. President Donald Trump. After his first year in office the U.S. trade deficit has continued to expand and talks to renegotiate “bad trade deals” such as NAFTA and bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States have largely stalled. In contrast, despite the rhetoric from Trump that the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement (the KORUS FTA) is a “horrible” deal, U.S. trade with South Korea is one of the few bright spots for Trump after a year in office.
US11 – Fry, Richard. MORE ADULTS NOW SHARE THEIR LIVING SPACE, DRIVEN IN PART BY PARENTS LIVING WITH THEIR ADULT CHILDREN (Pew Research Center, January 31, 2018, 3 pages) 부모 품으로 파고드는 미국의 젊은이들 - Click here for available text on the Internet
American adults are increasingly sharing a home with other adults with whom they are not romantically involved. This arrangement, known as “doubling up” or shared living, gained notice in the wake of the Great Recession, and nearly a decade later, the prevalence of shared living has continued to grow.
US12 – Fiano, Anthony. THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION: A DEMOGRAPHIC BRIDGE TO AMERICA’S DIVERSE FUTURE (Brookings, January 2018, 52 pages) 미국의 밀레니얼 세대 - Click here for available text on the Internet
The millennial generation, over 75 million strong is America’s largest—eclipsing the current size of the postwar baby boom generation. Millennials make up nearly a quarter of the total U.S. population, 30 percent of the voting age population, and almost two-fifths of the working age population.
US13 – Dynarski, Susan M. ACT/SAT FOR ALL: A CHEAP, EFFECTIVE WAY TO NARROW INCOME GAPS IN COLLEGE (Brookings, February 8, 2018, pages) 모두를 위한 미국의 대입학력고사 ACT/SAT - Click here for available text on the Internet
There are many logistical hurdles on the road to college: financial aid forms, admissions essays, letters of recommendation, and entrance exams. There are dozens of details to remember, deadlines to meet, forms to complete, and fees to pay. Parents who have gone through this themselves, and have the time and resources, can coach their children through this process. Other kids are largely on their own.
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