Korean Crisis Hits Home For SLU Business Professor

Cold War politics in are nothing new to the pacific region. For the Korean penisula it has been daily life for the past 60 years. Despite the lasting tensions of the Korean War cease fire agreement there has been progress on easing tensions between North Korea and South Korea over the years.

Over the past week, North Korea has rebuked annual military rehearsals´╗┐ by the United States and South Korea, as well as the most recent economic sanctions from the United Nations for continuing their nuclear program test, with increasingly worrisome rhetoric and unraveling´╗┐ past cooperative highlights such as shutting down trade routes and cooperative factories. 

The Crisis Hits Home

 For Saint Louis University’s Dr. Seung, Director of of the Boeing Institute for International Business at the John Cook School of Business, the current crisis´╗┐ in Korea is concerning on multiple levels.

Dr. Kim believes the increased tensions are detrimental on international business, but more importantly it hits home for Missouri as South Korea is the third largest trading partner for Missouri.

Not only is the Korean crisis an issue for business, but for Dr. Kim the issue hits home. As an immigrant from South Korea, Dr. Kim has close ties back home including his own family still living in the country. 

Dr. Kim was recently interviewed by KSDK in St. Louis about the current crisis emerging between North and South Korea. Learn more about what the issue means for business and Dr. Kim by watching KSDK’s video below or reading the news article.


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Please note the original story was aired by KSDK on the evening news. Parts of the original story helped contribute to this article. Video reposted per KSDK website guidelines.

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