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PacNet #14 – Stars Aligning for a Korean Global Role?

There is much discussion these days about a greater contribution from Asia in addressing global trouble spots.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Asia has helped focus the dialogue.  Korea has to decide whether it will play a role commensurate with its economic and political status, as well as with its role as a treaty ally of the United States; if it chooses to do so, stars may be aligning that could make such actions much more smoothly integrated with U.S. efforts.