Political Overview

January 2012
South Korea Defence & Security Report;Q1 2012, Issue 1, p54
Industry Profile
The article offers a political overview of South Korea for 2012 and beyond. It discusses threats and challenges to political stability, including unstable political parties, ideological differences, strong regional polarization, and anti-incumbency tendencies. It also explores several foreign policy issues, including economic cooperation, military relations, and North Korea's move to seek Russian support. South Korea's domestic politics is discussed.


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