South Korea foreign policy
October 25, 2022
South Korea’s Deafening Silence on the Iran Protests
By Joel Atkinson
In contrast to other wealthy democracies, Seoul has remained silent over the protests – and crackdowns – in Iran.
June 16, 2022
Australia and South Korea: Resetting Middle Power Ambitions
By Peter K. Lee and Sarah Teo
It is worth assessing if and how two of the Indo-Pacific’s most prominent middle powers might once again pursue creative and ambitious statecraft.
May 07, 2022
How Will South Korea’s New President Approach Russia’s Ukraine Invasion?
By Andrew Yeo
Taking a stand on the Ukraine crisis will bring both opportunities and risk for the incoming Yoon administration.
April 27, 2022
‘Empathy Diplomacy’: A New Key to Unlocking East Asia’s Geopolitical Quagmire?
By Jin Kai
The long-term solution to tensions in East Asia is for the neighboring countries to start taking each other’s security concerns more seriously.
March 10, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol Becomes South Korea’s President-Elect
By Mitch Shin
The narrowest margin of victory in South Korea’s history showed how the country is divided in yesterday’s election.
December 24, 2021
A Bipartisan Consensus on South Korea’s Foreign Policy?
By Hae Kyung Ahn
The foreign policy platforms of the two leading candidates in South Korea’s upcoming presidential election are more alike than they are different.
December 14, 2021
Challenges for the Australia-South Korea Middle Power Partnership
By Wongi Choe
Given their shared values, close economic links, and convergent strategic interests, South Korea and Australia would do well to establish a deeper and more strategic partnership.
September 21, 2021
Anti-China Sentiment and South Korea’s Presidential Race
By Thomas Chan and Seong Hyeon Choi
How will souring perceptions of China affect South Korea’s next election and its future foreign policy?
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.
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.
July 07, 2018
South Korea-Vietnam Navy Ties in the Spotlight
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent visit points to the greater focus being placed on the defense side of the relationship.
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