The future of U.S.-ROK relations depends on the United States understanding the priorities of South Korea’s now-dominant liberals.
China’s rise as the United States’ foremost foreign policy challenge means that, more than ever, South Korea is an important U.S. ally whose geopolitical position and democratic values have a key role in President-elect Joe Biden’s vision to «bring America back.» But significant domestic changes in Seoul over the last four years ensure there will be no easy rewind to the pre-Trump era.
Foreign Policy Priorities of South Korean Liberals
In broad strokes, the foreign policy of South Korean liberals is clear: promoting harmony with North Korea, justice against Japan, and, wherever possible, autonomy from great power interference, including that of Washington.
This article was written by Brian Kim
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