Korea at the crossroads: South Korea's priorities

What are the key challenges facing the Republic of Korea in its neighbourhood and beyond?

Published 12 May 2021 Updated 17 May 2021 33 minute listen

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

In this episode, John is joined by Jennifer Lind to interview Wi Sunglac, a retired career diplomat with several decades experience of Korean foreign affairs, including posts in Washington D.C. and Moscow. They discuss the threats facing South Korean interests in northeast Asia, and how the current administration is projecting its stance through key alliances. 

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