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The Regional Security Outlook: A view from the Republic of Korea
The future of South Korea's foreign and security policies hinges on the outcome of presidential elections in 2022. This, writes Kuyoun Chung, will determine how Seoul juggles a range of potentially conflicting priorities – nuclear disarmament and peace on the Korean peninsula, a reinvigorated alliance with the US, and stable relations with China.
Twilight of the Kims?
The North Korean regime is rehashing an old negotiating script in the hope of extracting concessions from Washington, but the US has other priorities, writes Kent Harrington.
Meet Mr. Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan
Fumio Kishida — Japan’s next Prime Minister — has a bit in common with Scott Morrison. As former ambassador Bruce Miller writes, it will provide a solid basis for a meeting of minds with an increasingly important security and economic partner for Australia.
ANZUS, Australia and Korea
Australia's efforts to forge an alliance with the US were consolidated by a rapid and substantial commitment to the Korean War. But former ambassador Bill Paterson argues the current modest level of engagement on the Korean peninsula is an "opportunity forgone" to build security ties with both the US and Republic of Korea.
Friends in need: realigning the Australia-South Korea partnership
Beyond the rhetoric of close friendship, the Australia-South Korea security relationship is adrift. As Peter K. Lee argues, a recalibration of international outlooks is needed to forge a genuine strategic partnership and realise their shared potential.