"The notorious tweet reaffirming a statement that condemned "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims" has been deleted by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, but the incident raises a question that lingers: Is blasting out 140-character messages on Twitter a good way to conduct diplomacy, given the political, and even mortal, risks?”
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak evidently knows how to tailor a message to his audience. Speaking to a group of 550 kids during a Children’s Day event at the Blue House, Lee said Saturday that North Korea is acting like a mishaving child, Yonhap News reports.
This website is seriously amazing. A fantastic overview of the current political situation on the Korean peninsula with great graphics that keep the history from getting dull.
The Council on Foreign Relations has prepared a useful backgrounder on U.S.-South Korean relations that reviews the two countries’ free trade agreement, recent changes in their military alliance and their respective approaches to North Korea.
Click here (http://www.cfr.org/northeast-asia/crisis-guide-korean-peninsula/p11954) for CFR’s interactive “crisis guide” to the Korean peninsula.
— Bruce Klingner, a North Asia expert at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, commenting on the warm relationship between the United States and South Korea. From an article in the Christian Science Monitor.