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Abe Plays the North Korea Card

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Reviving Growth and Building Resilience in the Global Economy

On April 11, the US-Korea Institute at SAIS will host the second half of the two-day conference: “Reviving Growth and Building Resilience in the Global Economy.” This conference co-organized by the Australian G20 Presidency and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee and sponsored by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS, the Korea Institute of International Economic Policy and UBS, to explore the relevance of the existing international financial architecture in the context of the challenges the global economy is facing now and in coming decades, global interconnectedness and emerging markets. The outcomes of this conference will help inform future G20 work.

The conference is by invitation only. However, speeches by Sung-soo Eun, Deputy Minister for International Economic Affairs, ROK Ministry of Strategy and Finance, and Martin Parkinson, Treasury Secretary, G20, Commonwealth of Australia are open to the media. Both speakers will address the question of whether and how the Bretton Woods Institutions are still relevant for emerging market economies. Speeches will run from 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm. RSVP is required. Members of the press should have active press credentials and can RSVP to Jenny Town at jtown2@jhu.edu.

USKI Policy Brief: “Abe Plays the North Korea Card”

Ironically, given the current political tensions in the region, Abe could end up having his first bilateral East Asian
summit with none other than North Korea’s Kim Jong Un—neither of whom have yet been invited to Beijing, though for entirely different reasons. ~ Dennis P. Halpin

 

With the recent round of Japan-North Korea informal talks in China last weekend and reported hopes for another round of formal bilateral negotiations in the near future, Dennis P. Halpin examines the possible motivations driving this seeming rapprochement.

Download the USKI Policy Brief: “Abe Plays the North Korea Card,” by Dennis P. Halpin.

Dennis P. Halpin is currently a visiting scholar at the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Korea, U.S. consul in Pusan, and a House Foreign Affairs Committee staff member for over twelve years.