A Fork in the Road?: Korea and the One Belt, One Road Initiative | November 16, 2016
In late 2013, China and South Korea each announced ambitious strategies to strengthen economic linkages with Central Asia and beyond. However, progress on Beijing’s One Belt, One Road initiative seems to be outpacing President Park’s Eurasia Initiative, which continues to be challenged by an obstinate North Korea in establishing land routes to Eurasia. Are these projects fated to be joining paths or diverging crossroads? Can Seoul strengthen its connectivity to the rest of the continent while North Korea continues to defy the international community?