South Korea’s Approach to the Indo–Pacific


  • Yukti Panwar O. P. Jindal Global University



South Korea, along with Japan has been a traditional US ally in East Asia since 1945. The alliance grew even stronger with the Korean War. South Korea is still one of those nations where we can see a deep imprint and influence of the US mixed with their Japanese colonial past and their rich heritage. There are a few more important things to note about South Korea today. South Korea is highly dependent on the USA in terms of its security, even though its defence sector is highly developed and advanced. Its biggest security threat is the nuclear rogue state of North Korea. In recent decades, China and South Korea have been increasingly engaging in trade relations. China has always been the closest ally of North Korea, and with Seoul being disproportionately dependent on Beijing – has made it prudent for Seoul to have friendly ties with China, which can come in handy in the process of denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula


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Author Biography

Yukti Panwar, O. P. Jindal Global University

Yukti Panwar is a student of MA in Diplomacy, Law and Business, and is Centre Coordinator at the Centre for Security Studies, JSIA. Her interest areas lie in geopolitics, diplomacy, Indo-Pacific region, East Asia, cultural diplomacy and many others.



How to Cite

Panwar, Y. (2022). South Korea’s Approach to the Indo–Pacific. Jindal Journal of International Affairs, 10(1), 51–57.





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