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South Korean foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific

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The Yoon Suk-yeol government will officially release South Korea’s first Indo-Pacific strategy by the end of 2022. What role will South Korea play in the Indo-Pacific? To what extent does Washington and other U.S. allies see South Korea as an important regional strategic partner? How will the Yoon government navigate U.S.-China competition as Washington imposes strict export controls against Beijing? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for South Korean foreign policy as the Yoon government rebrands the country as a “global pivotal state”?

On December 7, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution hosted a webinar on South Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategy and its implications for regional cooperation. The webinar also discussed findings from a recent Brookings report published by Brookings Senior Fellow Andrew Yeo on South Korean foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific era.

Viewers submitted questions via e-email to or via Twitter at #ROKIndoPac.



Victor Cha

Senior Vice President and Korea Chair - Center for Strategic and International Studies

Vice Dean for Faculty and Graduate Affairs and D.S.-Song - KF Professor of Government - Georgetown University

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