Ramon Pacheco Pardo’s <em>South Korea’s Grand Strategy: Making Its Own Destiny</em>
Roundtable in Asia Policy 19.1

Ramon Pacheco Pardo’s South Korea’s Grand Strategy: Making Its Own Destiny

Roundtable with Andrew Yeo, Darcie Draudt-Véjares, Duyeon Kim, Yves Tiberghien, Lam Peng Er, and Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Does South Korea have a grand strategy? Andrew Yeo, Darcie Draudt-Véjares, Duyeon Kim, Yves Tiberghien, Lam Peng Er, and Ramon Pacheco Pardo discuss this question, examining the key factors and goals that shape South Korea’s foreign policy and place in the international order.


Can South Korea Really Develop a Grand Strategy?
Andrew Yeo

In the Middle of It All: Unpacking South Korea’s Foreign Policy Priorities
Darcie Draudt-Véjares

South Korea’s Quest for a Grand Strategy: Theory versus Practice, Domestic Factors, and Nuance
Duyeon Kim

Middle-Power Strategic Autonomy: The Surprising Tale of South Korea’s Grand Strategy
Yves Tiberghien

The Future of South Korea’s Grand Strategy in the 21st Century?
Lam Peng Er

Author’s Response: A Tale of South Korea, Middle Powers, and Grand Strategy
Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Andrew Yeo is a Senior Fellow and the SK-Korea Foundation Chair at the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He is also a Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (United States).

Darcie Draudt-Véjares is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (United States). She currently holds nonresident fellowships at the George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies, the Korea Economic Institute, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and the European Centre for North Korea Studies at the University of Vienna.

Duyeon Kim is a Seoul-based Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (United States) and Visiting Professor at the Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies (South Korea). She specializes in South Korea, North Korea, East Asian relations and security, nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, and security regimes. In her first career, Kim was a journalist for South Korean TV news as a Foreign Ministry correspondent and a Unification Ministry correspondent. She has worked and lived in Seoul for over thirty years.

Yves Tiberghien is a Professor of Political Science, the Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research, the Director of the Center for Japanese Research, and an Executive Committee Member of the Center for Korean Research at the University of British Columbia (Canada).

Lam Peng Er is a Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Korea Centre at the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore (Singapore).

Ramon Pacheco Pardo is a Professor of International Relations at King’s College London (United Kingdom) and the KF-VUB Korea Chair at the Brussels School of Governance of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). He is also an Adjunct Fellow (nonresident) with the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Nonresident Fellow with the Sejong Institute, a Scientific Council Member at the Elcano Royal Institute, and a Committee Member at CSCAP EU.

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