Presidential Pragmatism

Elliott, Michael
March 2008
Time International (South Pacific Edition);3/10/2008, Issue 9, p39
The author reflects on the inauguration speech of Lee Myung Bak, president of South Korea. The author notes South Korea's recent prosperity. Bak indicates he will practice realpolitik with North Korea and with the U.S. The author states two reasons for international interest in inter-Korean relations, the first being North Korea's status as one of the world's cruelest regimes. Also, North Korea plays a large role in nuclear proliferation, and ponders South Korea's role in stemming the problem.


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