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3 Obstacles to US-South Korea Cooperation on the North Korea Issue

The Diplomat
June 27, 2017
By Hanbyeol Sohn

With the ever worsening nuclear and missile threats from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, commonly known as North Korea), the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea) and the United States, as allies, are standing at an important crossroad. Although both South Korea and the United States share a history of working together to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, they have been criticized for failing to act in a synchronized manner during times of heightened tensions, due to the differing perceptions and policy options in the face of North Korean nuclear threat.
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