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One of the few countries that managed to successfully transform itself from an aid-receiving country to a donor country, South Korea is an economic success story which is often seen as a role model for emerging countries in the region and beyond. Its foreign policy seeks to capitalize on these assets but, as a middle-power, Seoul is also active in shaping a regional architecture for East Asia.

However, the erratic behavior of its northern neighbor persistently undermines the stability of the peninsula, making its objective difficult to achieve. Ifri's Center for Asian Studies examines the developments on the Korean peninsula from these two complementary perspectives.  

Françoise NICOLAS

Senior Research Fellow and Director of Ifri's Center for Asian Studies

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13/02/2009

A number of countries have chosen recently to shift away from an exclusive support to trade multilateralism and towards regional or bilateral trade agreements. Being no exceptions in this respect, the Republic of South Korea and the European Union have engaged in a bilateral...

06/04/2007
By: Narushige MICHISHITA

On 13 February, the Fifth Round of the Six-Party Talks ended with the adoption of an 'Action Plan' for the North Korean nuclear issue. The Action Plan represents the lowest common denominator for the parties involved. In agreeing to it, all parties made minimum necessary concessions and gained...

01/06/2001
By: Frédérique SACHWALD, (ed.)

The broad aim of this book is to explore the pattern and determinants of Korean foreign direct investment. The main focus is on Outward Direct Investment, but data and analysis are provided on both inward and outward flows in developed and developing counties in order to arrive at a better...

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