Accession Number : ADA584354


Title :   U.S.-South Korea Relations


Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : Manyin, Mark E ; Chanlett-Avery, Emma ; Nikitin, Mary B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a584354.pdf


Report Date : 15 May 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : Since late 2008, relations between the United States and South Korea (known officially as the Republic of Korea, or ROK) have been arguably at their best state in decades. By the middle of 2010, in the view of many in the Obama Administration, South Korea had emerged as the United States closest ally in East Asia. Much of the current closeness between Seoul and Washington is due to President Lee. It remains to be seen whether this unprecedented closeness will extend beyond 2012. A month after U.S. elections in November, South Korea will elect a new president. By law, President Lee, whose popularity and clout have eroded over the past year, cannot serve another term.


Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *SOUTH KOREA , *UNITED STATES , ELECTIONS , LAW ENFORCEMENT , PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES)


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE