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     Issue No. 2(23)                                                                                             JUNE 25, 2013
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Like post Cold War times, as the world becomes increasingly bipoler, Territorial disputes in Asian waters has become increasingly prominent. One of those is the Northern Limit Line (NLL) unilaterally set by the UN military forces in 1953. It is crucial for ROK security because several strategic islands are marked right above the line. But the line became a major obstacle in peace talks and often a source of military clash between two Koreas as a maritime Military Demilitarization Line was set by the DPRK in 1999. Therefore, before the National Assembly, Minister Lee declared in 2008 "I don't think that the NLL is basically a territorial concept, but a security concept to prevent military clashes. Now we need a concrete measure to prevent clashes in the West Sea."  But the solution has never been easy due to its sensitivity. Former president Roh insisted to deal with the issue based on the 1992 Basic Accord - 'Agreement on Reconciliation, Nonaggression, and Exchanges and Cooperation Between South and North Korea.' This week the NLL became a political issue in South Korea, arousing anger in public by announcing that former president Roh personally disavowed the NLL at a summit in Pyongyang in 2007, which was confirmed by the head of the legislature's Intelligence Committee. The NLL issue has been in trouble for national security and further economic stability of South Korea. Whether it should be regarded as a legitimate borderline based on a political hegemon or to negotiate between two Koreas, it should be an issue between two Koreas not between two political parties. In terms of national interest, there could be a difference in perspective between two political parties, but it should not be set for their interest.

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US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he would seek negotiations with Russia to reduce the number of strategic nuclear weapons they hold by up to a third. (Spiegel) 
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WikiLeaks, which has published hundreds of thousands of classified documents over the past several years, said it is aiding Snowden in his bid to avoid a return to the United States. (WP)
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The long-awaited report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office marked a major victory for the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" senators who have spent months negotiating the details of the measure. (WP)
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Mayo Clinic researchers report that antibiotics, antidepressants and painkiller opioids are the most common prescriptions given to Americans. Twenty percent of U.S. patients were also found to be on five or more prescription medications. (CBS)
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"We don't know for sure, but it may be because when the woman is older, it shifts the traditional heterosexual power dynamic toward greater equality. We know from a lot of research that greater equality tends to make couples happier," (Time)
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With that observation, the well-known aerialist embarked Sunday afternoon on a walk without a safety net or harness, 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona.(AP)
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