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Korean Political Engagement and U.S.-Korea Relations

Katherine H.S. Moon, Taeku Lee and Yoonhee Kang

The first two essays in this roundtable, "Ethnicity and U.S. Foreign Policy: Korean Americans" by Katharine H.S. Moon and "Koreans in America: A Demographic and Political Portrait of Pattern and Paradox" by Taeku Lee, paint a clear picture of the emerging political influence of the Korean-American community. The third essay, "Korean Civil Society and Trust-Building between South Korea and the United States" by Yoonhee Kang, discusses the rise and growth of Korean civil society since democratization in 1987 and analyzes the implications for trust-building between Korea and the United States.