John Barry Kotch Korea Confronts The Future

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Korea Confronts The Future

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"Korea Confronts The Future" is a timely publication that seeks to capture the dynamics of change on the Korean peninsula today by linking three broad dimensions in twelve scenarios: the condition of the South Korean economy, the trajectory of North-South relations and the changing role of Korea’s regional neighbours and the United States. While it is impossible to know what the future holds, this book posits alternative possibilities and explores the implications of each. "Korea Confronts The Future" offers a thought-provoking assessment on the challenges facing Korea and a comprehensive outlook on Korea’s future.

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John Barry Kotch holds an MBA and a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. He has served in the UN Command in Seoul, the US Agency for International Development in Washington and taught and lectured on American foreign policy and Korean affairs. His research interests focus on the political history of Korean-American relations and his writings include "The Origins of the American Security Commitment to the South Korea", "Patron to Partner: Reflections on US-South Korean Relations", "Six-Party Talks: The Way Forward" and The Korean Conundrum: From Dependency to Sovereignty. The latter was undertaken as a Visiting Fellow project at the Centre of International Studies, Cambridge, UK. Frank-Jürgen Richter is the President of HORASIS, The Global Visions Community, a Geneva-based consultancy focusing on corporate globalisation and Asian business. He has lived, studied and worked in Asia for almost a decade, principally in Tokyo and in Beijing where he developed and managed European multinationals’ China operations. As a leading analyst of Asian business and economies, he influences major business and governmental decisions with his public comments. He is also an active scholar and has authored and edited a series of books on Asian economies and international business. Dr Richter’s recent books include "Recreating Asia" and "China: Enabling a New Era of Changes".

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A rich sweeping coverage of Korea's current economic, inter-Korean, and diplomatic affairs and very intriguing projections of their future. -- Yoon Young-kwan, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Korea

I am pleased that the contributors generally agree that there is a good chance to realise a "best case scenario". -- Donald Johnston, Secretary-General, OECD, France

The authors, with their acute sense of history, demonstrate that Korea's golden future is no longer speculative but well-researched certainty. -- Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP, United Kingdom

The issues addressed in this book are being discussed in the Boardroom of every global business organization. -- E. Mervyn Davies, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank

This book is must reading for diplomats and scholars who want to follow developments with insight. -- Brunson McKinley, Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Switzerland

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