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The OPCON Transfer Debate

Shelley Su examines the issues surrounding the US transfer of the wartime operational control (OPCON) to the ROK, and assesses the merits of the three positions of the transfer: whether to carry out the OPCON transfer on the initially agreed... read more

Part I: U.S.-ROK Relations

ROK-U.S. Alliance Adjusts to New Realities, by Samuel Yim Yim, a former U.S. Army officer who served in Korea, reports on the transformation of the ROK-U.S. alliance through return of wartime OPCON of ROK soldiers and developments in the base... read more

2007 U.S.-Korea Yearbook

2007 was a year of extraordinary “big deals” on the Korean peninsula. Following the difficult 2006 that saw North Korea testing its nuclear weapon and difficult negotiations over security and trade issues with Washington, the Republic of Korea (ROK) made... read more