New Southern Policy
January 27, 2023
Where Is India in South Korea’s New Indo-Pacific Strategy?
By Jagannath Panda and Choong Yong Ahn
Seoul’s Indo-Pacific strategy converges with India’s outlook of the region, while sharing a common vision that goes beyond great power politics.
January 06, 2022
What’s Next for ASEAN-South Korea Security Ties?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at some of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for Seoul’s security vision for the region.
December 01, 2021
Why South Korea Fell Behind Japan in Southeast Asia
By Adam Gadd
Ironically, South Korea and ASEAN's shared desire to avoid confronting China may be limiting Seoul's attractiveness as a strategic partner for the region.
August 13, 2021
The Quest for Strategic Balance and South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Conundrum
By Wongi Choe
Seoul is walking a fine line, carefully calibrating its cooperation with U.S. initiatives in the Indo-Pacific.
June 30, 2021
South Korea Fails to Recognize Its Capacity to Shape the Indo-Pacific
By Hayley Channer
Rather than develop its own Indo-Pacific strategy, Seoul is forfeiting the chance to have a greater say over the regional security order.
June 29, 2021
South Korea’s New Southern Policy: The Indonesia Dimension
By Noto Suoneto
President Moon's policy seems tailor-made for Indonesia, but much more can be done to improve the relationship between the two nations.
March 25, 2021
South Korea’s Foreigner-Targeted COVID Testing Will Hurt Its New Southern Policy
By Anthony V. Rinna
Mandatory testing policies will make life harder for migrants from South and Southeast Asia, even as Seoul steps up its outreach to their home countries.
July 28, 2020
South Korea’s New Southern Policy and ASEAN-ROK Relations
By Andrew Yeo
What role does Southeast Asia play in Moon's foreign policy?
June 24, 2020
Pandemic-Proofing South Korea’s Investment in Myanmar
By Sinmyung Park
From garments to agriculture, South Korea has teamed up with Myanmar’s industries. How can cooperation best weather COVID-19?
November 20, 2019
South Korea-ASEAN Summitry Will Spotlight Moon’s New Southern Policy
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A series of commemorative events highlight the prominent place that the Moon administration has been giving to Southeast Asia within its foreign policy.
October 12, 2019
Course Correction: Promising Signs for Australia-South Korea Relations
By Tom Corben
After a period of neglect, leaders in Canberra and Seoul appear to be putting bilateral ties back on course.
September 12, 2019
Moon’s ASEAN Trip Reinforces New Southern Policy
By Kyle Ferrier
The trip emphasized that Moon’s New Southern Policy is not short on substance.
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