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Issues & Insights Vol. 06 – No. 14

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.