Korea at the crossroads: Developing ties with Southeast Asia

How is Korea approaching relations with regional organisations such as ASEAN?

Audio Published 12 May 2021 Updated 17 May 2021 31 minute listen

Dr John Nilsson-Wright

Former Korea Foundation Korea Fellow and Senior Fellow for Northeast Asia, Asia-Pacific Programme

Eui-hae Cecilia Chung

Deputy Director-General, ASEAN & Southeast Asian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

Over the course of five episodes, all published this week, John Nilsson-Wright has explored the strategic relations of Korea, asking how the country is seeking to protect its interests in an increasingly contested Pacific region.

In this, the final episode, John is joined by Eui-Hae Cecilia Chung, Deputy Director-General of the ASEAN & Southeast Asian Affairs Bureau, in the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They discuss how the Republic of Korea is positioning itself within the key organizations and alliances of the region, and what the Korean government’s priorities are in an increasingly contested international context.  

This series is supported by the Korea Foundation and Yeosijae as part of the Korea Foundation Korea Fellowship.