Weapons deals support ROK’s domestic R&D and boost supply chain resiliency with democratic partner in region
Saudi Arabia looks to Korea as it seeks to diversify away from oil, but human rights issues may limit cooperation
Tokyo free to seek relation reset with Seoul after election win, but militarization push could derail cooperation
Seoul’s participation reflects emerging threats it shares with Transatlantic alliance, as Beijing watches with suspicion
Allies have pledged to look for ways to keep trade barriers from impacting defense, but domestic politics is an obstacle
Indirect aid would align Seoul with other liberal democracies, but memories of Chinese economic retaliation linger
Threatening to invade South Korea will do little to improve the image of China among the ROK public
New ROK president will have to navigate US, China and North Korea policies, with few options that make all sides happy
Foreign influence, especially from South Korea, is a far more dangerous threat than sanctions or COVID-19
Prominent defectors like Park often align themselves with conservatives in South Korea and the U.S.
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