How GSOMIA can springboard better deterrence efforts against North Korea
Normalizing intel sharing pact important step for Seoul and Tokyo but must be a starting point for future cooperation
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol recently held a summit in an attempt to put bilateral ties on a more cooperative track. While there is much to do to repair long-strained relations, their meeting was at least a step toward economic and security cooperation.
On the security front, one of the key outcomes of the Japan-South Korea summit was the “normalization” of the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), an intelligence pact that had been a victim of the diplomatic spats between Seoul and Tokyo.
GSOMIA is neither an
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