In spite of her troubled presidency at home and premature, ignominious exit from power, Park Geun-hye made serious attempts to bolster the main direction of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) foreign policy toward the Middle East. A collaborative drive for accomplishing a new momentous boom was by and large a dominant and recurring theme in the Park government’s overall approach to the region. Park enjoyed both personal motivation as well as politico-economic justifications to push for such arduous yet potentially viable objective. Although the ROK’s yearning for a second boom in the Middle East was not ultimately accomplished under the Park presidency, nonetheless, the very aspiration played a crucial role in either rekindling or initiating policy measures in South Korea’s orientation toward different parts of a greater Middle East region, extending from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to Morocco.
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Research Article| March 01 2018
In Quest of a Second Boom: South Korea’s Middle East Policy under Park Geun-hye
1Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
Shirzad Azad, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (1-2): 257–278.
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Shirzad Azad; In Quest of a Second Boom: South Korea’s Middle East Policy under Park Geun-hye. Contemporary Arab Affairs 1 March 2018; 11 (1-2): 257–278. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000015
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