Park’s “Trustpolitik” Challenge

Issue & Policy Briefs October 12, 2015, No. 185

Half-way into her presidential term, how has South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s “trustpolitik” fared in regard to assuaging tensions and dispelling mistrust vis-à-vis North Korea? Sangsoo Lee and Bernt Berger argue that while Seoul should seek to implement a more pro-active trust-building approach, there are also substantial issues and challenges to take into account and overcome if such is to bear fruit.