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May 7, 2013
This week, South Korea's newly–elected first female president, Park Geun–hye, will visit Washington, meeting with President Obama and addressing Congress. Facing increasing belligerence from North Korea, Park's leadership will be essential to handling the challenges she has inherited upon assuming office. It is quite appropriate that Park has become known as South Korea's "Iron Lady," as she counts Margaret Thatcher as her favorite leader and ran on a conservative platform of pro–market policies.