The two biggest stories of 2020 were South Korea’s successful response to the coronavirus crisis and the lack of progress in the denuclearization of North Korea. South Korea was able to contain the spread of the coronavirus mainly due to aggressive tracing and testing. There has been no substantial progress on the denuclearization of North Korea. Macroeconomic performance in 2020 virtually came to a halt amid the pandemic. South Korea’s GDP shrank considerably and shows no signs of rebounding.
South Korea in 2020: Successful Response to the Coronavirus Crisis; No Progress in Denuclearization of North Korea
Sung Deuk Hahm is Chairman of the Korea Institute of Presidential Studies. He has been editor-in-chief of the Korea Journal, Korean Social Science Journal, and International Review of Public Administration, co-editor of Administration and Society and International Public Management Journal, and managing editor of Governance. He previously taught at Korea University and Georgetown University. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Sung Deuk Hahm; South Korea in 2020: Successful Response to the Coronavirus Crisis; No Progress in Denuclearization of North Korea. Asian Survey 1 February 2021; 61 (1): 65–73. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2021.61.1.65
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