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Talks with Tokyo: Deja vu all over again?

April 26, 2008 // The Korea Herald - South Korea - English

This is the 11th in a series of articles on Korean President Lee Myung-bak's summits with U.S. President George W. Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda from April 15-21. - Ed. At their recent summit talks in Tokyo, President Lee Myung-bak and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda proclaimed a new era of [Read more]

American Beef

April 24, 2008 // The Korea Herald - South Korea - English

As Korean and U.S. delegates sealed a deal last week on Korea's full opening of its beef market to U.S. products, many consumers here are looking forward to "L.A. galbi" at restaurants and in their homes from as early as the middle of next month. But the resumption of U.S. beef imports after more than four years' [Read more]

Prospects Bright for Korea-U.S. Economic Ties

April 16, 2008 // The Korea Herald - South Korea - English

Korea's relations with the United States have been intertwined in a saga of love and hate since the tumultuous Cold War era in the 1940s that led to the Korean War in the early 1950s. More than 60 years later, Korea and the United States have become important economic partners, providing mutual benefits to both [Read more]

America’s Irrational Military Budget

March 22, 2008 // Korea Herald - South Korea - English

PARIS -- As the United States and the world mark the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, debates are raging about the consequences -- for Iraq, the Middle East, and America's standing in the world. But the Iraq war's domestic impact -- the Pentagon's ever mushrooming budget and its long-term influence on the [Read more]

U.S. Elections and South Korea

March 19, 2008 // The Korea Herald - South Korea - English

John McCain will represent the Republicans in November's U.S. elections, while Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will represent the Democrats. South Korea now has a new president who strongly advocates the reinvigoration of the U.S.-South Korea alliance and strong strategic cooperation between the two countries. In view [Read more]

Clarity on North’s Nukes Needed!

March 19, 2008 // JoongAng Ibo - South Korea - English

North Korea and the United States had in-depth discussions in Geneva last weekend regarding the North's nuclear programs. U.S. chief negotiator Christopher Hill said he had useful and substantive talks with his counterpart, Kim Gye-gwan. Kim also said the talks were satisfying. No tangible agreements were made but it [Read more]
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