Park’s Central Asia Tour Reaffirms South Korea’s Eurasian Vision

Park’s Central Asia Tour Reaffirms South Korea’s Eurasian Vision
South Korean President Park Geun-hye embarks from Seoul Airport, South Korea, March 1, 2015 (Korean Culture and Information Service photo by Jeon Han).

South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s high-profile six-day visit to Central Asia last week imparted further momentum to her “Eurasia initiative,” intended to deepen South Korean ties with that energy-rich but geopolitically volatile region. The trip also highlighted South Korea’s value to Washington at a time when the U.S. role and influence in the region is declining due to the ebbing U.S. military presence in Afghanistan and strained relations between the United States and the other two great powers active in the region, Russia and China. Park announced her Eurasia initiative last October. The declared goal is to remove physical and […]

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