VOLUME XLV 1~2
From the Chairman
New Year's Greeting
News in Brief
Present Status and Future Prospects for 2019 by Prof Kwak Tae-hwan (Ph. D.)* Professor Emeritus, Eastern Kentucky University Former President, KINU
The year 2018 was a significant year as Chairman Kim Jong Un made a strategic decision to pursue a peaceful coexis-tence policy instead of the nuclear confrontation, opening a new era of new inter-Korean and DPRK (North Korea)-U.S. relations. Such a big decision by Chairman Kim is a historic landmark that we should remember for a long time.
As Chairman Kim made a strategic decision that North Korea (NK) would participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, a new chapter of inter-Korean and NK-US relations unfolded. Seoul-Pyongyang relations in 2018 progressed at a signi...
The 3rd-Largest Investment Destination with US$5 Billion Last Year: ASEAN Connectivity Projects and S. Korea's New Southern Policy
Despite being a giant economic bloc with high growth pro-spects, Southeast Asia has not fully reaped the benefits of its potential due to a shortage of advanced and efficient infrastructure. That is about to change gradually, as member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) increasingly connect their domestic territories physically, technologically and institutionally, as well as among their economies and with the world.
An ASEAN connectivity forum, as the annual event since 2013, has become a leading platform for industry profes-sionals and government officials workin...