The 2022 Presidential Elections: A glimpse into the Future of South Korea’s Foreign and Security Policies – Recording available online
March 22, 2022: The full recording of the webinar “The 2022 Presidential Elections: A glimpse into the Future of South Korea’s Foreign and Security Policies” is now available on ISDP’s YouTube channel.
The South Korea presidential elections took place on March 9th, 2022. As Moon Jae-in moves towards the end of his presidency, he leaves a challenging legacy in the foreign policy domain to his successor Yoon Suk-yeol. His promise to achieve permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula has not been fulfilled, instead inter-Korean relations seem to have returned to the 2017 period of extreme chillness. Moon’s successor will either churn to come up with new and “better” concessions to the North to bring it back to the negotiation table or will turn to a deterrence and pressure-focused approach to deal with North Korea’s future threats.
In light of the Presidential elections in South Korea, the ISDP Korea Center held a webinar to provide insights into Seoul’s foreign and security policies, focusing mainly on North Korea, the Indo-Pacific amid heightened Sino-American competition and new security threats and technologies.