ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

South Korea US Empire Changes Gear

David Boggett The policy requirements of the US in Asia have changed with the rapprochement with Chim initiated by the Nixon/Kissinger team. In the changed situation, it is only on the Korean peninsula that the US (and Japan) are in confrontation with China. So, to consolidate the rapprochement with China, the anomaly of confrontation on the Korean peninsula needs to be resolved. The murder of Park Chimg-hee in October 1979 and the developments since then in South Korea, it is suggested in this note, have to be understood against this background.

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top