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Beijing-Pyongyang nexus is realigning Tokyo and Seoul
Jun 10, 2023

Beijing-Pyongyang nexus is realigning Tokyo and Seoul

Amidst Pyongyang’s spy satellite and Beijing’s hegemonic aspirations, the convergence of Seoul and Tokyo’s perspectives is changing the dynamics

Problems before the G20 in Seoul
Oct 21, 2010

Problems before the G20 in Seoul

The G20 meeting in Seoul next month ( November 11 and 12th) for the Finance Ministers of the twenty member countries that include India, China and the US, is likely to be a stormy one judging from the controversies surrounding the state of the world economy.

Pyongyang’s military parade: Posing an imminent threat to Seoul
Feb 16, 2023

Pyongyang’s military parade: Posing an imminent threat to Seoul

The mounting threat posed by North Korea might push South Korea to seek enhanced military assurance from the US or expand its own nuclear capabilities

Stepping stones: Is a Seoul-Tokyo rapprochement in the making?
May 26, 2023

Stepping stones: Is a Seoul-Tokyo rapprochement in the making?

The geopolitical realities are proving to be a strong catalyst for improved relations between Japan and South Korea

The North Korean threat: A thorn in Seoul’s side
Dec 06, 2022

The North Korean threat: A thorn in Seoul’s side

Pyongyang's development of missiles and nuclear weapons is alarming its neighbours

Washington Declaration: Navigating Seoul towards Quad Plus
May 11, 2023

Washington Declaration: Navigating Seoul towards Quad Plus

The Washington Declaration serves as a respite as the North Korean nuclear threat and the tensions in the Indo-Pacific region continue to escalate

Why Seoul and New Delhi should leverage the G20 momentum for advancing collaboration in the Indo-Pacific
Mar 09, 2023

Why Seoul and New Delhi should leverage the G20 momentum for advancing collaboration in the Indo-Pacific

New Delhi and Seoul are two key players in the Indo-Pacific in terms of their respective maritime geographies, geopolitical capabilities, and foreign

Assessing South Korea's nuclear dilemma amid Pyongyang’s live-drills
Jan 18, 2024

Assessing South Korea's nuclear dilemma amid Pyongyang’s live-drills

The continuous threat from Pyongyang is pushing Seoul towards developing its indigenous nuclear defense

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns
Feb 01, 2024

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns

North Korea's decision to abandon its long-term aim of reunification with South Korea presents a complex situation for the Korean Peninsula and also t

Challenges before new South Korean President
May 19, 2017

Challenges before new South Korean President

South Koreans could not have chosen a better candidate than Moon Jae-in for the presidency, considering the current tense political and strategic situ

Changing South Korea-China equations and Japan
Jul 05, 2013

Changing South Korea-China equations and Japan

Traditionally, a newly elected South Korean President visits Washington first, followed by Tokyo. But the new President Park Geun-hye, as expected, did visit Washington first in May, but followed it up by a visit to Beijing and not to Tokyo. This is interpreted this to speculate that China has taken precedence over Japan in Seoul's diplomatic calculations.

Japan's new Asian diplomacy: Is it China-driven?
Jan 28, 2013

Japan's new Asian diplomacy: Is it China-driven?

Japan's new Prime Minister understands very well that peace and strategic stability in East Asia would depend on how effectively Japan and the US maintain their security alliance. And the Obama administration is supportive of Abe's moves and would be interested in initiating regular triangular security talks with Tokyo and Seoul.

Korea rising
Jul 19, 2013

Korea rising

As New Delhi and Seoul reconnect politically, the planned visit of President Park to India in the next few months provides an occasion to think boldly about the future of the bilateral partnership. If Delhi can look beyond China in its policies towards northeast Asia, it will find that South Korea can help develop very interesting strategic options for India.

Of Missiles and Men: The Korean Peninsula Witnesses Developing Arms Race
Feb 19, 2022

Of Missiles and Men: The Korean Peninsula Witnesses Developing Arms Race

An arms race seems to be brewing in the Korean Peninsula as both North and South Korea are expanding their arsenal at an alarming rate.

Securing its Interests: Explaining South Korea’s Slow Pivot to China
Mar 06, 2023

Securing its Interests: Explaining South Korea’s Slow Pivot to China

East Asia has become an increasingly volatile region amid China’s posturing and territorial claims on land and in the sea. The US pivot to Asia, meant to contain China, is based on a slew of strategic partnerships with its regional allies and partners, such as South Korea. The US-South Korea relationship is an important pillar in checking China’s rise, but in recent years, Seoul appears to be gravitating towards Beijing. This brief se

Shared Values, Common Goals: Finding Convergences in the Indo-Pacific Strategies of India and South Korea
Sep 26, 2023

Shared Values, Common Goals: Finding Convergences in the Indo-Pacific Strategies of India and South Korea

India and South Korea stand as important middle powers whose influence in the Indo-Pacific region is expanding in their own ways. At the same time, their bilateral partnership today has even bigger potential to serve as a stabilising factor amid shifting regional geopolitical equations. The current year—the 50th since the two countries established formal diplomatic ties—is an opportune moment for harnessing their converging interests. This br

Sino-South Korean Relations: Towards improvement?
May 29, 2019

Sino-South Korean Relations: Towards improvement?

No matter how Beijing-Seoul relations develop, South Korea’s economic dependence on China will not change in the near future since China is its larg

Sushma Swaraj's visit to South Korea and the way ahead
Jan 08, 2015

Sushma Swaraj's visit to South Korea and the way ahead

For both India and South Korea, cooperation in the civilian nuclear sphere is a subject of great importance. Both countries had signed an agreement in 2011 and since then, South Korea has been keen to sell its nuclear reactors to India but without success. Now, Seoul's interest has become stronger as it is competing with Japan.

Trump hangs like a Damocles' Sword over US-South Korea relations
May 31, 2024

Trump hangs like a Damocles' Sword over US-South Korea relations

As the next US elections approach with both Democratic and Republican prospects equally uncertain, Seoul is alarmed by the looming possibility of Trum

What did Moon's India visit achieve?
Jul 18, 2018

What did Moon's India visit achieve?

A closer look at what the recent trip meant for bilateral ties between Seoul and New Delhi.

इंडो-पॅसिफिकमधील सहकार्य वाढवण्यात सेऊल आणि नवी दिल्लीची भुमिका
Sep 19, 2023

इंडो-पॅसिफिकमधील सहकार्य वाढवण्यात सेऊल आणि नवी दिल्लीची भुमिका

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Feb 09, 2024

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