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[외교/안보/정치] [송경진 회원] Why Korea needs a flexible and prosperous Indo-Pacific vision (The Korea Times 2021.04.07)
Date: 2021-04-07

The Korea Times  |  송경진 FN 글로벌이슈센터장, 前 세계경제연구원 원장

Posted 2021.04.06 / Updated 2021.04.07
 

I take the liberty of guessing that perhaps it is the by-elections taking place in the two largest cities in Korea that forced the government to make two rushed announcements in the space of a week. One was about the immediate possibility of a Korea-U.S. summit within the month of April, and the other was the possibility of a Korea-China bilateral summit soon after the COVID-19 pandemic comes under control. Neither was confirmed by the counterparts. It has in effect undermined the credibility of the Korean government. But at the bottom of it all lies the alleged fact that Korea feels lost with its "strategic ambiguity" in dealing with the great power rivalry between China and the United States.
 
Amid escalating US-China tensions, new and renewed ideas and proposals are mushrooming to manage global governance more efficiently. As recently as late March, seasoned diplomacy experts like Richard Haass and Charles Kupchan brought up an idea of a concert of powers, a global steering group, modelled after the Concert of Europe in the 19th century. The proposed idea will include six powers ― China, the European Union, India, Japan, Russia and the United States ― and four regional organizations. What is striking is that there will be no place reserved for Korea in this group. Such a milieu is also ramping up interest in Seoul in the U.S.-led Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) and its operating mechanism, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), currently consisting of Australia, India, Japan and the United States.
 
 

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