Welcome to the Showdown Over South Korea's Seoul

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The National Interest—Sung-Yoon Lee Security, Asia Old peninsula problems could resurface for South Korea if Moon Jae-in does not avoid the pitfalls that his political predecessors fell prey to. Fateful Alliances of the Past When the Chinese troops crossed the Yalu River into Korea and dramatically altered the fortunes on the battlefield—repelling their foes southward and confining them largely to the southern half of the peninsula—not a single decisionmaker in Beijing could have predicted the vicissitudes of...

Welcome to the Showdown for South Korea's Seoul. Sung-Yoon Lee Security, Asia Old peninsula problems could resurface for South Korea if Moon Jae-in does not avoid the pitfalls that his political predecessors fell prey to. Fateful Alliances of the Past When the Chinese troops crossed the Yalu River into Korea and dramatically altered the fortunes on the battlefield—repelling their foes southward and confining them largely to the southern half of the peninsula—not a single decisionmaker in Beijing could have predicted the vicissitudes of...