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9/12/17

South China Morning Post

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September 12, 2017  -- "North Korea’s clothing exports would be the most valuable in dollar terms after overseas sales of coal and other minerals, Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based Korea Society and former senior vice president at Moody’s Investors Service, said in an interview after the Security Council vote."

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9/6/17

ThinkProgress

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September 6, 2017  -- “I’ll cut to the chase. What North Korea wants is to expel the foreigners – meaning, the Americans – from the Korean Peninsula, and unify the country under their terms,” said Thomas Byrne, president of the Korea Society...

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9/5/17

Bloomberg

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September 5, 2017  -- Korea Society Chairman and Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and Philippines Thomas Hubbard weighs in on North Korean tensions. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia." (Source: Bloomberg)

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9/5/17

CNBC

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September 5, 2017  -- Thomas Byrne, president of The Korea Society, and Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. ambassador to the UN and deputy national security advisor under President Clinton, discuss the heightened fears from North Korean missiles tests.

To view the interview from CNBC page, click here

 


9/5/17

VOA Radio

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September 5, 2017  -- Senior Director, Dr. Stephen Noerper, shared insights with VOA's Victor Beattie on North Korea's continued threats in the wake of its sixth nuclear test and potential for further activity around the September 9 anniversary of the DPRK's founding.

 


8/28/17

CNBC

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August 28, 2017  -- The missile launch will raise questions over what the U.S. will do to support Japan or South Korea in the case of conflict, says Thomas Hubbard of The Korea Society.

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8/22/17

South China Morning Post | The Korea Times

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August 22, 2017  -- “While China is committed to implementing the [UN Security Council] sanctions, North Korea seems to have become adept at evading such sanctions through circuitous transactions, which the Treasury seems to be more closely scrutinising,” Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based Korea Society, said...

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8/19/17

South China Morning Post

2017 08 07  Viewpoint bbc  banner

August 19, 2017  -- Korea Society President Thomas Byrne tells the Post that Kim Jong-un sees nuclear weapons as ‘the ultimate guarantor of the legitimacy of the regime’

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8/14/17

Bloomberg

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August 14, 2017  -- Senior Director Stephen Noerper speaks to off ramps and reducing tensions between the US and North Korea.

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8/14/17

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

2017 08 07  Viewpoint bbc  banner

August 14, 2017  -- Stephen Noerper, a professor of political science at Columbia University and senior director at the Korea Society, warned tensions on the Korean peninsula were liable to quickly ramp up again, given upcoming joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea slated to begin next week in South Korea...

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8/12/17

CBC News

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August 12, 2017  -- Korea Society senior director Stephen Noerper speaks to the CBC about tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

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8/12/17

The Guardian

2017 08 07  Viewpoint bbc  banner

August 12, 2017  -- Korea Society senior director Stephen Noerper speaks to The Guardian on Trump's rhetoric on North Korea and the void in US diplomacy.

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8/11/17

CNN

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August 11, 2017  -- Korea Society senior director Stephen Noerper speaks live on CNN about the war of words between the United States and North Korea.

 

 


8/11/17

NY1

2017 08 07  Viewpoint bbc  banner

August 11, 2017  -- Korea Society senior director Stephen Noerper speaks live on NY1 about the war of words between the United States and North Korea and next steps for peace.

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8/10/17

CNBC

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August 10, 2017  -- Kim Jong Un believes the way to preserve his regime in North Korea is through a nuclear weapons program, says Thomas Hubbard, chairman of The Korea Society.

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8/9/17

Bloomberg

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August 9, 2017  -- Korea Society President Thomas Byrne discusses the mounting tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julia Chatterley and Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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8/9/17

BBC NEWS

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August 9, 2017  -- Korea Society President Thomas Byrne discusses North Korea US tensions

 


8/9/17

CBCNEWS | World

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August 9, 2017  -- Korea Society senior director Dr. Stephen Noerper comments on the Trump-Kim Jong Un standoff and peace on the Korean Peninsula.

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8/7/17

MARKET PLACE

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August 7, 2017  -- The sanctions ban North Korean exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood. Thomas Byrne, head of the Korea Society, a nonprofit dedicated to U.S.-Korea relations, said China and North Korea used to have a much stronger trade relationship...

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8/7/17

WNYC: THE TAKEAWAY

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August 7, 2017  -- Stephen Noerper, senior director with The Korea Society, discusses North Korea sanctions

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8/7/17

BBC: World Business Report

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August 7, 2017  -- Thomas Byrne, president of The Korea Society, discusses China-North Korea relations. (1:40 minute mark through 5:25)

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8/7/17

Northwest Arkansas: Democrat Gazette

2017 08 07  Viewpoint bbc  banner

August 7, 2017  -- "You need deeper sanctions over a longer period of time, like years, before you can see if North Korea changes its behavior," said Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based Korea Society...

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8/6/17

Huffington Post

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August 6, 2017  -- “I would think China and Russia signed on the sanctions hoping that they would force North Korea back to the negotiating table,” said Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based Korea Society. “However, North Korea will try to evade the new sanctions.”

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8/6/17

UPI

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August 6, 2017  -- "You need deeper sanctions over a longer period of time, like years, before you can see if North Korea changes its behavior," Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based Korea Society, said to Bloomberg. "The sanctions will have an economic impact but little effect on the strategic intent to develop ballistic missiles."

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8/6/17

The Japan Times

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August 6, 2017  -- “I would think China and Russia signed on the sanctions hoping that they would force North Korea back to the negotiating table,” said Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based Korea Society. “However, North Korea will try to evade the new sanctions.”

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8/6/17

India Today

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August 6, 2017  -- "I would think China and Russia signed on the sanctions hoping that they would force North Korea back to the negotiating table," said Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based Korea Society. "However, North Korea will try to evade the new sanctions."

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8/6/17

NIKKEI: ASIAN REVIEW

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August 6, 2017  -- "I would think China and Russia signed on the sanctions hoping that they would force North Korea back to the negotiating table," said Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based Korea Society. "However, North Korea will try to evade the new sanctions."ey are enforced, are very significant,” said Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based The Korea Society and former senior vice president at Moody’s Investors Service. “They’re not self-sufficient in building nuclear bombs and ICBMs, so these sanctions are a big threat.”

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8/6/17

South China Morning Post - EDITION: INTERNATIONAL

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August 6, 2017  -- “The sanctions, if they are enforced, are very significant,” said Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based The Korea Society and former senior vice president at Moody’s Investors Service. “They’re not self-sufficient in building nuclear bombs and ICBMs, so these sanctions are a big threat.”

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8/5/17

Bloomberg Politics

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August 5, 2017  -- “You need deeper sanctions over a longer period of time, like years, before you can see if North Korea changes its behavior,” Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based Korea Society, said in a telephone interview. “The sanctions will have an economic impact but little effect on the strategic intent to develop ballistic missiles.”

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8/5/17

REUTERS

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August 5, 2017  -- "I would think China and Russia signed on the sanctions hoping that they would force North Korea back to the negotiating table," said Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based Korea Society. "However, North Korea will try to evade the new sanctions."

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8/4/17

Bloomberg Politics

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August 4, 2017  -- "The UN sanctions probably won’t hinder North Korean leadership for now, Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based Korea Society, said in a telephone interview..."

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7/30/17

FOX WTTG

July 30, 2017  -- Thomas Byrne, president of The Korea Society, discusses the reaction to North Korean missile launch and Russian sanctions bill

 


7/13/17

FINANCIAL TIMES

2017 07 05  Viewpoint Background-briefing  banner

July 13, 2017  -- “US firms can no longer complain about high and economy-wide tariff barriers that impede access to Korea’s market . . . 

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7/5/17

Background Briefing with host Ian Masters

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July 5, 2017  -- Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper is in conversation with host Ian Masters on North Korea's ICBM launch and the step-up in tensions.

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7/5/17

USA TODAY

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July 5, 2017  -- "China, which handles 90% of North Korea's trade with other countries, increased trade with North Korea 37% in the first quarter of this year, just before Beijing announced it would cut back buying cheap, high-quality North Korean anthracite coal, said economist Thomas Byrne, president of The Korea Society, a New York City-based group that promotes U.S.-Korean understanding..."

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6/29/17

Bloomberg

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June 29, 2017  -- Thomas Byrne, Korea Society president, discusses the state of U.S.-South Korea relations amid tensions with North Korea. He speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Julia Chatterley on "Bloomberg Markets."

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6/29/17

CNBC

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June 29, 2017  -- "With the North Korean security threat looming larger and larger, good chemistry between President Moon Jae-in and President Trump is essential," Thomas Byrne, president of The Korea Society in New York.

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6/29/17

South China Morning Post

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June 29, 2017  -- “The big weapons in the sanctions chest would be secondary sanctions on firms that trade with North Korea or provide financing for North Korea...”

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6/20/17

South China Morning Post

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June 20, 2017  -- “Pyongyang’s gross human rights violations will further deteriorate the strategic credit quality of North Korea as an asset for China that has occurred under the Kim Jong-un government...”

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5/10/17

BBC World Service: Radio

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May 10, 2017  -- Moon Jae-In has been sworn in as the new South Korean president, and he already has an invitation on his desk from President Trump to visit Washington. Thomas Byrne is President of the Korea Society in America. Does he think Washington and Seoul are going to get on now?

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5/9/17

CNBC

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May 9, 2017  -- Korea Society board member and former US Ambassador to the ROK Kathleen Stephens addresses Moon Jae-in's victory in South Korea's presidential election.

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5/9/17

Background Briefing with host Ian Masters

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May 9, 2017  -- Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper addresses the Election of Moon Jae-in for Background Briefing with Ian Masters from FD Media, Pacifica Radio

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5/9/17

VOA

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May 9, 2017  -- Voters in large numbers cast ballots Tuesday for a new president in South Korea, following the ouster of Park Geun-hye, who was caught up in a corruption scandal. Although she is on trial and under detention, Park has denied any wrongdoing. Turnout could top 80-percent.

Human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party led in pre-election surveys by a wide margin. Korea Society senior director and Columbia University professor Stephen Noerper told VOA's Victor Beattie voters have focused on domestic issues, but tensions with North Korea have loomed large.

The winner will be sworn in Wednesday once the vote tally becomes official. The U.S. State Department said Washington looks forward to continuing 'close, constructive, deep cooperation' with South Korea's new leader.

On the eve of the vote, North Korea called for an end to confrontation blaming conservative groups who have been in charge for 10 years. The ruling party newspaper (Rodong Sinmun) called for 'a new era of unification [that] should open up in collaboration between our race.'

 


5/8/17

Bloomberg First Word Asia

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May 8, 2017  -- Thomas J. Byrne, President of The Korea Society discussed potential economic ramifications of the election in South Korea with David Ingles and Doug Krizner. He looked at whether the economy may receive a boost and the likelihood of reform.

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5/8/17

Bloomberg

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May 8, 2017  -- Thomas Byrne, president of The Korea Society, discusses the election in South Korea and chaebol reform. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)

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5/7/17

FOX WTTG

May 7, 2017  -- Thomas Byrne, president of The Korea Society, discusses the election in South Korea and DPRK

 


5/2/17

CNBC Asia: Capital Connection

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May 2, 2017  -- It means all options are on the table to try and avoid conflict and diplomatically denuclearize North Korea, says Thomas Byrne of the Korea Society."

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4/25/17

U.S. News & World Report

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April 25, 2017  -- Thomas Byrne, President of The Korea Society, a New York-based think tank, told U.S. News that, "China is both an impediment and solution to the problem of reining in North Korea and achieving its denuclearization..."

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4/20/17

BBC World Service

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April 20, 2017  -- Stephen Noerper discusses China-North Korea relations and current tensions around the Korean Peninsula with BBC World Service host Manuela Saragosa.

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4/17/17

MSNBC Last Word

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April 17, 2017  -- Mike Pence sends a new message to North Korea not to "test President Trump's resolve" and "all options are on the table," and NSC advisor H.R. McMaster seems to have a reassurung idea about defusing tensions with Pyongyang. Stephen Noerper joins Lawrence O'Donnell.

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4/10/17

RTVi television, UN bureau

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April 10, 2017  -- Senior Director Dr. Stephen Noerper discusses Syria and North Korea, as well as US preventive defense in accord with allies South Korea and Japan. (in Russian)

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4/06/17

Background Briefing with host Ian Masters

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April 6, 2017  -- KPFK Pacifica Radio, Trump-Xi and the North Korean Challenge featuring The Korea Society's Stephen Noerper

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4/05/17

Bloomberg Today Live

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April 5, 2017  -- Bloomberg Today Live: North Korea and the Xi-Trump Summit with Stephen Noerper.
(see minute 1:00 onward)

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4/05/17

CNN: Situation Room

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April 5, 2017  -- As President Trump gets ready for critical talks with China's leader, North Korea test-fires another missile.

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3/14/17

Bloomberg

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March 14, 2017  -- Thomas Byrne, President, The Korea Society joined David Ingles and Bryan Curtis to discuss the latest on the heightened tensions following North Korea’s latest missile launches and the deployment of THAAD in South Korea.

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3/14/17

CNBC

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March 14, 2017  -- Watch Tillerson's visit to Japan, South Korea and China for more clarity on Trump's Asia policy, according to Thomas Hubbard, chairman of The Korea Society.

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3/10/17

CNBC

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March 10, 2017  -- "She will leave office in disgrace, which is a historic moment as that's never happened in democratic South Korea," said Stephen Noerper, senior vice president of The Korea Society.

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3/03/17

Bloomberg

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February 28, 2017  -- Stephen Noerper, senior director at the Korea Society, discusses corruption in South Korea and Samsung's influence on South Korea's economy. He speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Joe Weisenthal on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)

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2/28/17

U.S. News

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February 28, 2017  -- Thomas Byrne, President of the Korea Society, a New York-based think tank, told U.S. News that the alleged executions, along with "the recent demotion of the head of the State Security Ministry and alleged assassination of Kim Jong Nam [show] an intensification of the purges after more than five years in power."

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2/28/17

Texas Public Radio: The Source

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February 28, 2017  -- International Experts Talk North Korean Challenges, Opportunities.

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2/27/17

CNBC

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February 27, 2017  -- Thomas Byrne, president of The Korea Society, weighs in on the latest developments in the impeachment saga involving President Park Geun-hye.

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2/14/17

BBC World Service: Newsday

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February 14, 2017  -- North Korean Leader's Half-Brother 'Assassinated' in Malaysia. Who killed the eldest son of the late Kim Jong-il?

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2/10/17

U.S. News

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February 10, 2017  -- "As a former credit analyst I have learned when making a projection to pick a number or a time frame, but not both..."

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1/19/17

The Diplomat

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January 19, 2017  -- A conversation about prospects for the relationship amid domestic political changes in both countries...

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12/14/16

Los Angeles Times

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December 14, 2016  -- The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye has prompted widespread concern, but her country is not paralyzed. (“After the impeachment, uncertainty reigns in South Korea,” Dec. 9) ...

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12/01/16

Bloomberg

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December 1, 2016  -- Thomas Byrne, president of The Korea Society, discusses the impeachment process for South Korean President Park Geun-hye and its impact on the economy and foreign relations. He speaks to Bloomberg's Betty Liu and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

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10/20/16

The Huffington Post

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October 20, 2016  -- Since the Korean War ended six decades ago, the United States and South Korea have built an enduring alliance founded on mutual interests and shared principles. As the Republic of Korea grew into an economic powerhouse in Asia and a mature democracy, the two countries became true partners. But that partnership is sometimes mischaracterized. Here are five important facts to keep in mind when you hear or read about this crucial alliance...

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8/23/16

NBC NEWS: ASIAN AMERICA

August 23, 2016  -- Korea Society senior director for policy Stephen Noerper discussed video bloggers (vloggers) visiting North Korea and DPRK messaging.

For Stephen Noerper, a senior director of the Korea Society —the dedicated non-profit in the United States for Korea-U.S. relations —Cole's trip represents an opportunity.

"We need every channel of information and exchange, especially given the political impasse and security concerns," Noerper told NBC News. "We should be discerning with vlogs and other controlled or influenced messaging, but we should not miss opportunities for trust building or opening, however small."...

Ultimately, Noerper said, it was the responsibility of viewers to consider Cole's videos "as portrayals of small slivers of life alongside our greater and more relevant concerns about human rights abuses, missiles and nukes."

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8/22/16

CNBC

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August 22, 2016  -- The military drills signal U.S.' and South Korea's commitment to deter any provocations from North Korea, says The Korea Society's Thomas Byrne.

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8/18/16

 

Voice of America

 

August 18, 2016 (VOA) -- Senior Director Stephen Noerper provided commentary to Voice of America's Victor Beattie on the possible impact of the defection of the DPRK's number two in its UK embassy. Noerper urged a close eye to subsequent defections as possible indicators of DPRK elite concerns about the rule of Kim Jong Un, but also cautioned that these might be isolated incidents. He noted the chain of defections at the end of the Cold War in the former Socialist bloc and concerns withing Pyongyang's ruling class given the step-up in purges under Kim Jong Un. The defector Thae Yong Ho had been responsible for the human rights portfolio at the UK mission and may have been concerned about being ordered back to Pyongyang in coming weeks.

 


8/16/16

The Washington Post

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7/17/16

The Huffington Post

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7/7/16

The Huffington Post | Berggruen Institute


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6/3/16

The Dong-A Ilbo


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5/22/16

Financial Times


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Thomas J. Byrne, president of The Korea Society was quoted by the Financial Times: “China is working off excess capacity in manufacturing and becoming more vertically specialised. Both effects decrease demand for Korea’s mix of exports in particular.”

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5/19/16

The Wall Street Journal


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‘If the U.S. had not come to the aid of the Korean people, or if we in the South had lost the war, I would not be standing here.’ - From remarks by Kwon Oh-joon, chief executive officer of the South Korean steel manufacturer Posco.

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5/6/16

Bloomberg News


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Thomas Byrne, president of The Korea Society, discusses North Korea's Workers Party Congress. He speaks with Bloomberg's Angie Lau on "First Up."

 


5/3/16

The New York Times


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3/1/16

The Wall Street Journal


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President Thomas J. Byrne comments on how China is finally showing signs of getting serious. Pyongyang elites may decide: Time for a change.

 


2/26/16

CNBC.com


How Kim Jong Un is bankrolling his nuclear ambitions
 

President Thomas J. Byrne was quoted on CNBC.com.

 


11/22/15

Arirang


Thomas J. Byrne joined "G-Lounge" this week. He was the former regional manager of the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions of Moody's Investor Services, a global bond credit rating company and is the current president of The Korea Society.

Based on the topics he addressed at the breakfast meeting, hosted by IGE on the 17th, he goes into an in-depth talk on the global and Korean economy along with the economy of North Korea.

He agrees that the change in China's economy is the biggest factor that will affect Korea's economy. However, he emphasizes that the slowdown in China's economy is a bigger element than the depreciation of the Chinese yuan.Thomas expects for all countries around the globe to be affected by the interest rate increase in the US, but believes it will end in a short-term fluctuation for Korea. He also mentions that joining the TPP will be a great benefit for Korea.

He continues an intensive discussion on North Korea's economy, pointing out that North Korea needs to make a constant effort for reform to be successful like it was in China.Additionally, Thomas Byrne highlighted the fact that Korea is an "economically rare case" where it became stronger after suffering from financial crises in 1997 and 2008. He doesn't see any reason the economy of Korea will suffer in the next 5 years.
 


10/13/15

 

Voice of America


Dr. Stephen Noerper, senior vice president for policy, spoke to Voice of America's (VOA's) Korean-language service about Kim Jong Un's address on the 70th anniversary of the DPRK's Korean Workers Party, the lack of a missile or nuclear test preceding the anniversary, and prospects for China-North Korea relations.
 


8/19/15

 

Bloomberg/ Newsroom


On August 29, 2015, SVP Policy Dr. Stephen Noerper provided background analysis for Bloomberg's Newsroom on the crossfire at the DMZ. Noerper emphasized DPRK positioning vis-a-vis allied exercises, Kim Jong Un consolidating control to quell military elements, and broader issues of regional instability wrought of China's economic downturn and decline in Sino-US relations. He later appeared on a live broadcast of Bloomberg Markets.
 


6/21/15

 

Victor Beattie of Voice of America


On June 21, Dr. Noerper and Victor Beattie of Voice of America discussed potential progress in Korea-Japan relations and a likely meeting of President Park and Prime Minister Abe on the sidelines of a trilateral with China before December 2015.


5/15/15

 

Voice of America: News


On May 15, Dr. Noerper offered a take on the reported purge of the DPRK's defense chief, Hyon Yong Chol, for VOA News.


3/15/15

 

CNN Live


On March 5, 2015, Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Vice President, appeared on CNN live to speak to the stabbing of US Ambassador to Korea Lippert, paying tribute to the Ambassador and cautioning against this reflecting broader negative perceptions. Noerper pointed to the strength of the bilateral relationship, the popularity of the US in public polls, and the outpouring of official and public support in Korea for Lippert after the attack.


12/19/14

 

The Take Away with John Hockenberry

Hollywood 'Cowardice' & Washington's Dilemma



On Friday, December 19th, Thomas Hubbard, Chairman of The Korea Society, was interviewed for the New York Times/National Radio show "The Takeaway." He discusses the cancellation of the film "The Interview" after cyber-attacks on Sony Pictures.


10/29/14

 

The Wall Street Journal: New York | NY Culture


Sociopaths ran wild in a ferocious spree of horror and suspense films made in South Korea in recent years. This series is practically a highlights reel, with the second and third parts of “Oldboy” auteur Park Chan-wook’s “Vengeance” trilogy, and Kim Jee-woon’s bruising “I Saw the Devil” and surreal “A Tale of Two Sisters,” a 2003 sibling psychodrama that remains the box-office champ of Korean horror films.


 

10/28/14

 

Bloomberg: News


Dr. Stephen Noerper opines on the cost to China of supporting North Korea in the wake of increasing condemnation of the latter's human rights record.


 

10/14/14

 

Voice of America: News / Asia


US Official: No Indication of Transfer of Power in North Korea


 

9/02/14

 

Voice of America: Daybreak Asia


Dr. Stephen Noerper and Dr. Sung-Yoon Lee discuss the fate of the three American detainees held in North Korea.


 

4/24/14

 

Bloomberg - All Podcasts - CastRoller


April 24,2014 - Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Vice President of The Korea Society discusses President Obama's trip to Asia.

 

4/21/14

CNN: Ferry disaster's toll on families


April 19 - April 22 - Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Vice President of The Korea Society expressed condolences on South Korea's national tragedy and explains approaches on President Obama's visit to Asia. Four television appearances on CNN Newsroom Live, including an appearance on Bloomberg Radio and Voice of America Crossroads Asia Radio.

 
CNN: Ferry Disaster's Toll on Families

 


3/17/14

 

Voice of America: Crossroads Asia

 

March 17 (VOA) -- Stephen Noerper, senior vice president of The Korea Society, comments on the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report on North Korea.

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2/17/14

Experts Praise Exposure of Pyongyang's Abuses

February 17 (VOA) -- Stephen Noerper, senior vice president of The Korea Society, comments United Nations report that accuses North Korea of “unspeakable atrocities" and crimes against humanity.

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2/06/14

Voice of America: North Korea Threatens to Cancel Family Reunions

February 6 (VOA) -- Stephen Noerper, senior vice president of The Korea Society, comments on the North Korea's threats to cancel its just-announced family reunions with the South if Seoul and Washington go ahead with upcoming joint military drills.

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1/27/14

CNN: How Choco Pie infiltrated North Korea's sweet tooth

January 27 (CNN) -- Stephen Noerper, senior vice president of The Korea Society, comments on the North Korea's black market on South Korean snack, Choco Pie.

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12/11/13

The Takeaway

December 11 (The Takeaway) -- Ambassador Thomas Hubbard, chairman of the Korea Society, appeared on Public Radio International's The Takeaway. He discussed the significance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ousting his uncle and mentor Jang Song-thaek from office with host John Hockenberry

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8/28/13

VOA: Crossroads Asia

August 28 (Voice of America) -- Stephen Noerper, senior vice president of The Korea Society, comments on the North Korean human rights issue to Victor Beatie of VOA.

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8/16/13

VOA: Inter-Korean Relations

August 16 (Voice of America) -- Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Vice President of The Korea Society, speaks to Voice of America’s Victor Beattie on the significance of the ROK-DPRK talks for restarting reunions between divided families in North and South Korea.

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4/15/13 

Bloomberg: N. Korea Needs to Save Face in De-Escalation

April 15 (Bloomberg) -- Sue Mi Terry, analyst at Eurasia Group and Stephen Noerper, senior vice president at The Korea Society, discuss the latest on North Korean nuclear threats as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urges the country to join nuclear talks. They speak on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."

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4/12/13

Bloomberg: Tensions Rise on The Korean Peninsula

 

April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Stephen Noerper, Senior Vice President at The Korea Society, discusses the mounting tensions between the U.S., South Korea and North Korea. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)

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4/4/13

C-SPAN: North Korean History and Culture

April 4 (C-SPAN) -- Thomas Hubbard, chairman of The Korea Society, talked about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, as well as the culture and history of North Korea and its relationship with South Korea, and other topics. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. (Source: C-SPAN)

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3/15/13

Bloomberg: Samsung Source of Korean National Pride

March 15 (Bloomberg) -- Stephen Noerper, senior vice president at The Korea Society, discusses Samsung as a source of national pride in Korea and how the company has come to be Apple's biggest competition in the smartphone market. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

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