Article Alert Online: July 2019

Article Alert

The Article Alert is produced monthly by the American Center Korea, Public Diplomacy Section, U.S. Embassy Seoul. It offers abstracts of current articles, mostly from U.S. publications and by U.S. authors, highlighting significant issues in three major areas of international or U.S. domestic affairs. Views expressed in the articles are those of authors and do not necessarily reflect U.S. government policies.

Article Alert Online: July 2019

The views expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect U.S. government policies.


IN05 Albert, Eleanor. NORTH KOREA’S MILITARY CAPABILITIES (Council on Foreign Relations, July 9, 2019, various pages) 북한의 군사능력
The United States and its Asian allies regard North Korea as a grave security threat. North Korea has one of the world’s largest conventional military forces, which, combined with its missile and nuclear tests and aggressive rhetoric, has aroused concern worldwide. But world powers have been ineffective in slowing its path to acquire nuclear weapons.

IN06 O’Hanlon, Michael E. DONALD TRUMP MIGHT HAVE FOUND THE ART OF A DEAL WITH NORTH KOREA (The Brookings Institution, July 3, 2019, various pages) 트럼프대통령은 북한과의 좋은 거래를 찾았을 수도 있다.
According to recent news reports, following the third meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which occurred last week at the Korean DMZ, the Trump administration has a new idea about how to negotiate with Kim. Rather than pursue complete elimination of all of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities, the Trump administration would aim for a more modest trade as at least an interim step.

IN07 Snyder, Scott A. TRUMP-KIM DMZ MEETING: IS KIM JONG-UN FOIL, FRIEND, OR FOE? (Council on Foreign Relations, July 1, 2019, various pages) 트럼프대통령-김정은 DMZ 미팅 : 김정은은 친구인가 적인가?
Only four short months after President Donald Trump and North Korean State Affairs Commission Chairman Kim Jong-un parted on civil terms following a no-deal summit in Hanoi, Trump tweeted an invitation to Kim to shake hands at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing North and South Korea during Trump’s visit to South Korea. An exchange of letters has kept the Trump-Kim relationship alive, but working-level contacts remain stalemated. Without proper preparations, what can a handshake at the DMZ deliver beyond a unique photo op?



EC04 Walters, Riley. WHAT DID THE U.S. GAIN FROM THE TRUMP-XI MEETING AT THE G-20 SUMMIT? (The Heritage Foundation, July 3, 2019, various pages) G20 정상회의의 트럼프시진핑 미팅에서 미국이 얻은 것은 무엇인가?

The world held its breath in anticipation as President Donald Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on June 28 on the sidelines of the Group of 20 leaders’ summit in Osaka, Japan. The outcome of their meeting was mostly unsurprising, despite conferring for almost an hour. By the end, the two agreed to resume negotiations toward ending the U.S.-China trade war.

EC05 – Lund, Susan; Manyika, James; Spence, Michael. THE GLOBAL ECONOMY’S NEXT WINNERS: WHAT IT TAKES TO THRIVE IN THE AUTOMATION AGE (Foreign Affairs, July/August 2019, various pages) 세계경제의 다음 승자 (Contact ACK for Print Copy)

The countries that once led the world toward economic openness are retreating into protectionism. Over the past two and a half years, the United States has abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership and imposed tariffs on steel, aluminum, and a wide range of Chinese goods. The United Kingdom is in the process of leaving the world’s largest free-trade area. And rising nationalist sentiment is threatening to repeat these self-destructive acts elsewhere. The rich world is turning inward.


US04 – Fry, Richard. U.S. WOMEN NEAR MILESTONE IN THE COLLEGE-EDUCATED LABOR FORCE (Pew Research Center, June 20, 2019, various pages)  대학교육을 받은 미국여성 노동자의 기록을 세우다
Women are approaching a milestone in gender parity. 2019 will likely be the first year in which they are a majority of the college-educated labor force. As of the first quarter of 2019, 29.5 million women in the labor force had at least a bachelor’s degree, effectively matching the number of college-educated men in the workforce (29.3 million), according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

US05 U.S. UNIVERSITIES TOP LATEST WORLDWIDE PATENT COUNT (ShareAmerica, July 10, 2019, 2 pages) 미국 대학, 최근 전 세계 특허 수 1위
U.S. universities make up all but one of the top 10 schools worldwide with the most patents for new technologies in 2018, a new study shows.