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Korea Compass
Korea Compass traces the impacts of Korea’s engagements around the world, particularly on international development. The Korea Compass series will map out Korea’s foreign policy interests and priorities in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India, and the Middle East. The series will also examine Korea’s global leadership and its impact on U.S.-ROK relations. In an era when China’s rise is of concern in Asia and the U.S., Korea’s hanging role in the world will shed new light on the U.S.-ROK alliance and U.S. presence in Asia.

Introduction to the Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) of Korea

This paper aims to introduce the Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP), which is Korea’s representative knowledge-sharing initiative seeking to support the development of partner countries by sharing Korea’s development experience.

A New Horizon In South Korea - Central Asia Relations: The ROK Joins The "Great Game"

Two thousand years ago, the “Silk Road” linked the Chinese and Roman empires, moving goods, people, and ideas between Asia and Europe. For centuries thereafter Central Asia remained the focus of great powers’ strategic interests, for control of the region meant crucial access into and out of surrounding empires and…

Expanding Prospects For ROK - Mongolian Relations

In this 22nd year of South Korean-Mongolian bilateral diplomatic relations, prospects for economic and trade ties – particularly in the fields of civil nuclear cooperation, natural resource development, rail transportation, and construction—are vibrant and expanding. South Korea is Mongolia’s third largest trading partner, with bilateral trade volume amounting to $230…

India & South Korea: The Promise of Partnership

Despite their evident differences, it is not difficult to draw certain parallels between India and the Republic of Korea (ROK). The emergences of both states from decades of colonial rule after World War II were marked by tragic bifurcations, resulting in low-level conflicts that continue to this day. After many…

Korea-India-U.S. Strategic Engagement

The U.S. pivot to Asia is emerging as one of the organizing principles for Washington’s future foreign policy as it views its own economic destiny becoming increasingly intertwined with the Indo-Pacific. The recent ratification of the Republic of Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) by both sides and President Obama’s…

Forging a Stronger Triangle: Can Regionalism and Economic Integration Help?

Strengthening economic ties among South Korea, Southeast Asia, and the United States would contribute to shared goals and facilitate growth in the wider Asia-Pacific community. After reviewing Korea-Southeast Asia ties, this paper suggests that a non-exclusive triangle should be forged within the framework of both ASEAN-centered regional organizations and U.S.-backed…

Korea-Southeast Asia-US Relations: The Gap in the U.S. Triangle?

South Korea (Republic of Korea – ROK) is well recognizedfor achieving remarkable success: transforming itself from an impoverished, war-torn society into a modern, developed, and democratic nation within the span of one generation. Notably, for the first time in Korea’s long history this success has propelled the ROK onto the…

Korea-Southeast Asia-US Relations: Triangle with a Gap?

Southeast Asia/ASEAN is enormously important to the “rebalancing” and “pivot” of American policy towards the Asia-Pacific region. In fact, in recent years, there has been considerable scholarly and analytical debate about the place and role of Southeast Asia in the Asia Pacific, and specifically about Southeast Asia’s “centrality”.

Korea’s Engagement in Latin America

This paper builds on the assumption that Korean engagement with Latin American countries is related to resources endowment on both sides. This makes for an interdependent relationship in which Korea must overcome many obstacles in order to ensure its position as a credible partner for its Latin American counterparts.

Opportunity and Risk-Mitigation in Africa

Following several lost decades of stagnant growth and bad governance after independence in the 1960s, African countries are now resurgent. Whether one looks at gross domestic product (GDP) growth, investment flows, trade, or the process of economic reform, there has been a sea change across much of the continent since…

“Koreafrica”: An Ideal Partnership for Synergy?

Africa, composed of 54 countries, occupies 20.4percent (30,221,532 square kilometers) of the totalland on earth. It is a huge continent with a populationof approximately one billion. Colonized fora long time by Western powers, African countriesfinally became independent by the early 1960s.Nevertheless, for geographical, political, or ideologicalreasons, most of them did…