Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University
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Rethinking the Potential for Australia-ROK Relations
Australia-South Korea relations have long been seen as “underdone”. As two influential middle powers in the Indo-Pacific, collaboration to reform and reinvigorate the international rules-based order might provide the opportunity for Canberra and Seoul to deepen ties, writes Lauren Richardson.
Moon’s visit is no coup for the China hawks
Securing a state visit from outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in is a nice diplomatic win for Australia. But Lauren Richardson writes Canberra should not read too much strategic significance into it – Moon has a different set of foreign policy priorities to his hosts.
Australia and ROK: The untapped strategic opportunity
Australia and the Republic of Korea have made steady and modest steps towards a closer defence and security partnership amid growing regional strategic uncertainty. Lauren Richardson and John Blaxland argue the key to stronger ties lies in greater collaboration in defence industry, science and technology.