In 2012, there will be presidential elections in both the United States and the Republic of Korea. Due to its deep and broad nature, it is unlikely that the US-ROK alliance will be altered by who wins either election. Still, leaders of the new governments will craft strategic visions to cope with developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The center of gravity shaping the security environment in Asia revolves around the US military pivot to Asia and China’s rising influence.
PacNet #61 – The US Military Pivot to Asia and Exploring a New Phase of the US-ROK Alliance
September 25, 2012