South Korea’s Response: Democracy, Identity, and Strategy

  • Uk Heo
  • Jung-Yeop Woo


The Korean Peninsula is one of the few regions in the world that still live with Cold War-style military confrontation. North Korea adopted the “military first” policy and concentrated its resources on the military. In addition, they have developed nuclear and missile programs, which have been a primary source of security volatility in the region. In response, South Korea has maintained high levels of defense spending. U.S. troops have remained in South Korea since the Korean War, although the number of troops has declined.1


National Identity Summit Meeting North Korean Regime North Korean Nuclear Issue North Korean Leader 
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  • Jung-Yeop Woo

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