South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers

South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers

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from CFR Fellows' Book Launch

Scott Snyder discusses his new book, South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers. Snyder examines the trajectory of fifty years of South Korean foreign policy and offers predictions—and a prescription—for the future.

The CFR Fellows’ Book Launch series highlights new books by CFR fellows. 

               

               

               

  

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