South Korea's Mercurial Political Landscape
Publication Date: September 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Bruce Klingner
Keywords: Asia and the Pacific; six-party talks; South Korean election
Coverage: Korea (South)
U.S. policymakers should take advantage of a change in South Korean administrations to improve and transform the relationship. Washington and Seoul should also define the future of their military alliance. Washington should develop a broad-based coalition of government, business, and labor representatives to encourage South Korea's implementation of more extensive financial reforms to increase economic freedom and enhance investment.