Seoul Searching: The Intercontinental Divide

The U.S. President has South Koreans worried. In his State of the Union address this week, George W. Bush included North Korea, along with Iran and Iraq, in an "axis of evil" directed against the United States, and warned that the war on terrorism is only just beginning. The speech didn't threaten direct military action against North Korea but Bush's words—evoking the alliance of Germany, Japan and Italy during WWII—has unsettled people living on the front line of the Cold War's last active front.

Nobody has more at stake if Bush decides he can't negotiate with the North...

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