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About Sean King

Sean King of Park StrategiesSean King is the Vice President of Park Strategies, LLC, a government and business advisory firm in New York founded by businessman, politician, and former Senator Alfonse D’Amato. As the former Senior Advisor for Asia in the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and a business consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Singapore, Mr. King has years of experience with business affairs in Asia. As such, Park Strategies, LLC has charged him to develop business relationships and manage transactions with Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and China. Sean King specializes in commerce, and although he covers the entire Asia-Pacific region for Park Strategies, his focus gravitates toward Taiwan.

As Vice President of Park Strategies, LLC, Sean King makes frequent appearances as a keynote speaker in international conferences and global business events. In 2007, he appeared at the Florida Business Summit at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He was also invited to speak at the Annual Chicago Asia-Pacific Business Conference in 2006 and again in 2007. He has written several editorials on trade relations with Taiwan that have appeared in the Seoul Times, the Singapore Straits times, Taiwan Security Research, and the South China Morning Post.

Sean King has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and an undergraduate degree from the American University in Washington, D.C. In addition to his interest in international business and politics, he enjoys the sport of hockey.

Recent News

 

The new sanctions imposed by the United States on North Korea may not necessarily affect Pyongyang’s nuclear program but can weaken the regime of its leader Kim Jong-Un, Sean King of advisory firm Park Strategies said Friday.

If South Korea were to obtain nuclear weapons, that would not stop North Korea’s military provocations or deter its nuclear threats, according to experts on the North.

In fact, if anything, deploying tactical nuclear weapons would only give Pyongyang more reason to speed up development of its nuclear capacity.

While the frustration at North Korea’s behavior is understandable, the experts say, calls to reintroduce nuclear weapons in the South would do little to strengthen the deterrent and would provide more justification for Pyongyang to continue with its own nuclear program.

Following North Korea’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3, people in both the U.S. and the South are calling for the redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons.

Analysts said that the decision to reintroduce nuclear weapons cannot and should not be made quickly. The decision would have long-term political and strategic consequences both in the region and perhaps in the world as a whole.

Sean King, Senior Vice President of Park Strategies, says he believes that South Korea having its own nuclear weapons will not influence North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

“U.S. nukes in South Korea won’t help the situation, as it only plays into North Korea’s propaganda hands,” King said. “I also don’t think Pyongyang would ever nuke the South anyway, as it wouldn’t want to spread nuclear fallout on territory that it considers its own.”

 

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