The Low Birth Rate Is South Korea’s Greatest Strategic Threat

By Dr. Alon Levkowitz, May 1, 2019
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: South Korea faces security threats and economic challenges from competitors in Asia and around the world, but the greatest long-term threat to its national interest is the demographic challenge posed by the low birth rate. The failure of the South Korean government to increase the birth rate poses a serious long-term danger to Korea’s economy and security. The Israeli social and economic environment could offer a constructive example for policy reevaluation on this issue.