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PacNet #53B – Korea: Alliance at Risk?

Now that the ROK presidential elections are over, it’s time for outgoing President Kim Dae-jung to take the necessary steps to ensure his proper legacy. No, I am not talking about his “Sunshine Policy” of engagement with North Korea. His bold, even if only partially successful, efforts at redefining South-North relations, which deservedly earned him the Nobel Peace Prize, have solidified his peacemaker legacy, regardless of periodic North Korean attempts to undermine the process.