South Korea in 2007 was rocked by a series of scandals and sensational news that eclipsed historical and contemporary struggles to shape economic growth and political democracy. The most important issue——the division of the Korean nation——continued to grab headlines. Although no resolution to the issue of national division seemed imminent, South Korea registered economic and political gains in 2007.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.