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Korea Focus: Richardson is worried

In the Rising Powers Year in Review, we highlighted North Korea’s heightened belligerence and the advanced state of its uranium enrichment as 2010’s most unexpected developments.  Today, the NYTimes reports that the North appears to be threatening to use nuclear weapons and the South continues its military exercises.  New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who has had experience negotiating with North Korea since the 1990s and may reappear in an important diplomatic post in an Obama second term, warned that this is “the worst I have ever seen on the peninsula.”  Read the NYTimes article and the Rising Powers YIR

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Roger Scher

Roger Scher is a political analyst and economist with eighteen years of experience as a country risk specialist. He headed Latin American and Asian Sovereign Ratings at Fitch Ratings and Duff & Phelps, leading rating missions to Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico, Korea, Indonesia, Israel and Turkey, among other nations. He was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer based in Venezuela and a foreign exchange analyst at the Federal Reserve. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University SAIS, an M.B.A. in International Finance from the Wharton School, and a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University. He currently teaches International Relations at the Whitehead School of Diplomacy.

Areas of Focus:
International Political Economy; American Foreign Policy