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PacNet #7 – Making Sense of Korean Anti-Americanism

WASHINGTON DC – Opinion polls around the world show increasing numbers of people believe that the U.S. is arrogant, unilateralist, and indifferent to key concerns of other nations – even friends and allies. This sentiment is especially powerful in South Korea, a nation for which the U.S. shed blood in a violent civil war a half century ago, and a frontline ally in the nuclear crisis with North Korea. Pollster William Watts sees "a rising tide of anti-Americanism that has assumed proportions previously unseen on the Korean Peninsula."