20.12.2021 - 16:05:19
South Korea's Infrastructure Initiative: New Paper by Werner Pascha
The Republic of Korea's New Northern Policy and New Southern Policy in the Context of International Connectivity Initiatives: between Hedging and Alignment.
In: Korea Europe Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Politics, Society, and Economics, No. 1 (December), 2021. Berlin, Germany.
Infrastructure initiatives like China’s Belt and Road have recently become an important and highly dynamic aspect of the new geopolitics and geoeconomics. Werner Pascha discusses the merits and bottlenecks of South Korea’s approach. For the future, he argues that collaborating with like-minded countries or regional groups might be useful for the Republic of Korea. Seeking closer links with the EU is such an option, and the paper offers some ideas about what an “EU-ROK Connectivity Partnership“ could encompass.
The paper is part of the inaugural issue of the new Korea Europe Review, published by the Korea Europe Center, a collaborative project of FU Berlin’s Institute of Korean Studies and KDI School of Public Policy and Management. It can be downloaded here: