Debris lies piled up near a railroad destroyed by Typhoon Rusa in Samcheok, about 200 km (124 miles) east of Seoul (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon).
Opinion | Brookings Northeast Asia Commentary
Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Management: Keeping a Proper Balance
Jibum Chung analyzes some of the tensions that often lead governments to emphasize civil defense against relatively rare and small-scale events over civil protection against more common and more destructive natural and man-made disasters. He offers suggestions for strengthening the decision-making process and maintaining an appropriate balance between civil defense and civil protection.