August 05, 2021

South Korea’s left and right praised ROK-US summit, but for different reasons

Progressives find support for North Korean engagement, while conservatives welcome strengthening of alliance

South Korea is a deeply divided society whose politics are defined by endless feuds between the right and left. Nearly all media outlets take sides in this partisan struggle.

It is thus surprising to see the unusually like-minded responses of conservatives and progressives to the recent U.S.-ROK summit, with both sides extolling the results.