October 18, 2012

Can Korea Survive in a Tough Neighborhood?

Korea Times, Korea Times

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In most countries, presidential elections are about domestic issues, mainly the economy and public welfare. In Korea this year, both voters and candidates can hardly afford to focus solely on the economic wellbeing of individuals. At stake is the entire nation’s diplomatic survival amid the great power shift taking place in this region, within the global political context.

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