The alliance between the United States and South Korea is nearing its 70th anniversary. The success of the alliance is demonstrated both by its longevity and the ability to preserve peace in one of the most geopolitically fragile parts of the world. In the third decade of the 21st century, the alliance continues to confront the age-old threats from North Korea while also looking towards a way to address a rising China.
Rejuvenating U.S.-South Korea Relations
Bruce Klingner specializes in Korean and Japanese affairs as the senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center. Klingner’s analysis and writing about North Korea, South Korea and Japan, as well as related issues, are informed by his 20 years of service at the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
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