Perspectives from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam show that South Korea’s middle power role in Southeast Asia is confined to economics and capacity building. Despite being absent from Southeast Asia’s geostrategic calculus, Korea’s non-revisionist inclination is seen to be advantageous in its pursuit of enhanced middle power status.
Southeast Asian Perspectives on South Korea’s Middle Power Engagement Initiatives
Sarah Teo is Associate Research Fellow with the Regional Security Architecture Program, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Ph.D. student at the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia. Email: <email@example.com>
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Sarah Teo, Bhubhindar Singh, See Seng Tan; Southeast Asian Perspectives on South Korea’s Middle Power Engagement Initiatives. Asian Survey 1 June 2016; 56 (3): 555–580. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.3.555
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