January 10, 2013

South Korea's Path in an Uncertain Year

Joseph Yi, Korea Times

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The past year witnessed extraordinary political dramas, from the re-election of the first African-American president to the first, truly democratic elections in Egypt. Elections and leadership changes swept major Asia-Pacific countries, including Taiwan (Jan. 14), Russia (March 4), North Korea (April), America (Nov. 6), China (Nov. 15), Japan (Dec. 16), and most recently, South Korea (Dec. 19).

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