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The Geopolitics of South Korea

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The Geopolitics of South Korea

Zoom and the computer screen have taken over our lives…so this week we’re replacing the written word with audio to give your eyes a rest.  

Tony Rinna, a scholar on South Korean foreign policy, joined us on the Perch Perspectives podcast to talk about major political issues facing South Korea – the linchpin of the U.S. alliance network in the Indo-Pacific region – in the year ahead. In the episode, we talk about:

  • Why China isn’t the boogeyman everyone thinks it is
  • South Korea’s view of relations with China (better than you think), the U.S. (ambivalence), and Japan (worse than you think)
  • Prospects (or lack thereof) for improvement in relations with North Korea
  • South Korea’s overall geopolitical ambivalence and implications for policymakers and executives
  • Tony’s favorite Korean food dish
  • And more!

You can listen to the Perch Pod by clicking here and either streaming the audio or signing up for future episodes on whatever platform your heart desires (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google podcasts – we’re an equal opportunity podcast distributor). Also, if you haven’t already, please consider leaving a rating or review – it’s a small thing but it helps us immensely – and if you’re enjoying the podcast, please share widely with anyone you think would be interested. Cheers and thanks! 

The Perch Perspectives Team