September 15, 2006
South Korea’s political pendulum continues to swing. While the left appeared to be in the ascendancy four years ago, momentum has shifted since the election of Roh Moo-hyun as president, and Korea today seeks a new political center of gravity. Fears of a break with the United States have receded, but the two governments continue to grope to find a new foundation for their alliance. The views and outlook of the next generation in both South Korea and the U.S. will be instrumental in shaping the future of the alliance.