Monthly Archives: February 2020

페스트라이쉬 소장 “북 ‘드론∙3D 프린팅’ 미래안보 위협” (자유아시아방송)

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페스트라이쉬 소장 “북 ‘드론∙3D 프린팅’ 미래안보 위협”

싱턴-김소영  

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민간 연구소 ‘아시아인스티튜트’의 임마뉴엘 페스트라이쉬(Emanuel Pastreich) 소장은 북한이 드론, 즉 무인기나 3D 프린팅 등 신기술을 이용해 동북아 지역 안보를 위협할 수 있다고 경고했습니다. 김소영 기자가 보도합니다.

페스트라이쉬 소장은 7일 미국 조지워싱턴대학에서 열린 학술 발표회에서 동북아 지역에 안보 위협을 가져올 수 있는 북한의 신무기에 대해 거론했습니다.

그는 역사적으로 새로운 위협이 닥쳤을 때 늑장 대응을 하는 경향을 보여왔다며 10여년 뒤 북한이 개발해 사용할 수 있는 북한의 신기술에 대해 미리 경각심을 가져야 한다고 강조했습니다.

페스트라이쉬 소장은 북한이 드론, 즉 무인기나 차세대 로봇 기술을 이용해 새로운 형태의 전투기를 개발할 수 있다고 내다봤습니다.

실제로 미국 뉴욕에 있는 바드 칼리지 드론연구센터가 지난해 발표한 보고서에 따르면 북한은 수백에서 1천개의 무인기를 보유하고 있는 것으로 추정됩니다.

이 중에는 미국이나 중국, 러시아의 모델을 변형해 개발한 대공 유도무기용 표적기나 무인타격기 등도 있습니다.

페스트라이쉬 소장은 또 프린터로 평면이 아닌 입체도형을 찍어내는 기술인 ‘3D 프린팅’ 역시 새로운 위협이 될 수 있다고 경고했습니다.

페스트라이쉬 소장저는 지금 당장이 아니라 5 년에서 10 년 안에 가능한 일을 말하는 것입니다.  3D 프린터를 이용해 기관총이나 드론, 전투기 등 어떤 것도 제작할 수 있습니다. 이것은 동북아 지역 안보에 변화를 가져오기 때문에 우리가 신중히 다뤄야 할 북한 문제입니다.

한편 페스트라이쉬 소장은 동북아 지역의 핵확산 문제 차원에서 북한의 핵무기 개발은 북한 자체의 위협에서 그치는 것이 아니라 주변국인 일본과 중국의 핵 경쟁을 불러 일으킬 것이라고 우려했습니다.

페스트라이쉬 소장북한의 핵무기 증가가 가져올 가장 위험한 핵확산 문제는 중국과 일본도 핵무기를 늘리는 방식으로 대응하는 것입니다. 만약 중일 양국 간 무기경쟁이 벌어지면 각각 5,000~1만 개의 핵무기를 쉽게 만들어 낼 수 있을 것입니다.

페스트라이쉬 소장은 이러한 핵무기 경쟁이 동북아 지역 전체의 안보를 뒤흔들 수 있다고 경고했습니다.

WHO Director-General on Coronavirus

WHO Director-General’s Statement on IHR Emergency Committee on Novel Coronavirus

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

2020/02/05

Good evening to everyone in the room, and to everyone online.

Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed the emergence of a previously unknown pathogen, which has escalated into an unprecedented outbreak, and which has been met by an unprecedented response.

As I have said repeatedly since my return from Beijing, the Chinese government is to be congratulated for the extraordinary measures it has taken to contain the outbreak, despite the severe social and economic impact those measures are having on the Chinese people.

We would have seen many more cases outside China by now – and probably deaths – if it were not for the government’s efforts, and the progress they have made to protect their own people and the people of the world.

The speed with which China detected the outbreak, isolated the virus, sequenced the genome and shared it with WHO and the world are very impressive, and beyond words. So is China’s commitment to transparency and to supporting other countries.

In many ways, China is actually setting a new standard for outbreak response. It’s not an exaggeration.

I also offer my profound respect and thanks to the thousands of brave health professionals and all frontline responders, who in the midst of the Spring Festival, are working 24/7 to treat the sick, save lives and bring this outbreak under control.

Thanks to their efforts, the number of cases in the rest of the world so far has remained relatively small.

There are now 98 cases in 18 countries outside China, including 8 cases of human-to-human transmission in four countries: Germany, Japan, Viet Nam and the United States of America.

So far we have not seen any deaths outside China, for which we must all be grateful. Although these numbers are still relatively small compared to the number of cases in China, we must all act together now to limit further spread.

The vast majority of cases outside China have a travel history to Wuhan, or contact with someone with a travel history to Wuhan.

We don’t know what sort of damage this virus could do if it were to spread in a country with a weaker health system.

We must act now to help countries prepare for that possibility.

For all of these reasons, I am declaring a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak of novel coronavirus.

The main reason for this declaration is not because of what is happening in China, but because of what is happening in other countries.

Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems, and which are ill-prepared to deal with it.

Let me be clear: this declaration is not a vote of no confidence in China. On the contrary, WHO continues to have confidence in China’s capacity to control the outbreak.

As you know, I was in China just a few days ago, where I met with President Xi Jinping. I left in absolutely no doubt about China’s commitment to transparency, and to protecting the world’s people.

To the people of China and to all of those around the world who have been affected by this outbreak, we want you to know that the world stands with you. We are working diligently with national and international public health partners to bring this outbreak under control as fast as possible.

In total, there are now 7834 confirmed cases, including 7736 in China, representing almost 99% of all reported cases worldwide. 170 people have lost their lives to this outbreak, all of them in China.

We must remember that these are people, not numbers.

More important than the declaration of a public health emergency are the committee’s recommendations for preventing the spread of the virus and ensuring a measured and evidence-based response.

I would like to summarize those recommendations in seven key areas.

First, there is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade. WHO doesn’t recommend limiting trade and movement.

We call on all countries to implement decisions that are evidence-based and consistent. WHO stands ready to provide advice to any country that is considering which measures to take.

Second, we must support countries with weaker health systems.

Third, accelerate the development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics.

Fourth, combat the spread of rumours and misinformation.

Fifth, review preparedness plans, identify gaps and evaluate the resources needed to identify, isolate and care for cases, and prevent transmission.

Sixth, share data, knowledge and experience with WHO and the world.

And seventh, the only way we will defeat this outbreak is for all countries to work together in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation. We are all in this together, and we can only stop it together.

This is the time for facts, not fear.

This is the time for science, not rumours.

This is the time for solidarity, not stigma.

Thank you.

On Corruption

“Remember, the corruption we see today spans the Earth. There is no place which is beyond its reach and there is likewise no place where there are not sprouts of freedom and righteousness.”

Emanuel Pastreich

Let us also remember always what Frederick Douglass wrote,

“This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. In the light of these ideas, Negroes will be hunted at the North and held and flogged at the South so long as they submit to those devilish outrages and make no resistance, either moral or physical. Men may not get all they pay for in this world, but they must certainly pay for all they get. If we ever get free from the oppressions and wrongs heaped upon us, we must pay for their removal. We must do this by labor, by suffering, by sacrifice, and if needs be, by our lives and the lives of others.”

 August 3, 1857

“West India Emancipation”

Canandaigua, New York, 

“Focusing on Korea’s True Security Challenges” lecture (Feb. 7, 2020)

NEA Fridays

Luncheon Seminar

“Focusing on Korea’s True Security Challenges”

Emanuel Pastreich

President

The Asia Institute

February 7, 2020

11:30-1:00

Suite 503

Elliot School of International Affairs

1957 E Street NW Washington DC

(RSVP jinkai@yonsei.ac.kr)

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