Jiye Kim

Jiye Kim

University of Sydney and Macquarie University

Jiye Kim is engaged in research and teaching at the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University.

People watch a television news programme reporting on the US presidential election showing images of US President-elect Joe Biden (right) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, at a railway station in Seoul on 9 November 2020. (Jung Yeon-je/AFP)

South Korea and America’s Indo-Pacific strategy: Yes, but not quite

Like many ASEAN member states, South Korea has sought to avoid choosing sides between China and the US. It has adopted an uneasy equidistance between the two great powers and their respective Indo-Pacific Strategy and Belt and Road Initiative power plays.