A Turning Point?

Author
Aidan Foster-Carter
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Comparative Connections
Volume
13
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
September 2011
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
Just for once, Comparative Connections' deadline chimed neatly with events on the Korean Peninsula. Late on the evening of Aug. 30, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, as part of a mini-reshuffle affecting four Cabinet positions, finally replaced his long-term hard-line unification minister, former academic Hyun In-taek. With Lee's characteristic cronyism, the man nominated to replace Hyun was another of his close advisers – geography professor Yu Woo-ik, once Lee's chief of staff in the Blue House and latterly ROK ambassador to China.
Political Geography
Russia, South Korea, Korea