Sean King

Sean King

Senior Vice-President, Park Strategies

Sean King is Senior Vice-President of Park Strategies, a New York business advisory firm. He is also a University of Notre Dame Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Affairs affiliated scholar. He was Senior Adviser for Asia in the US & Foreign Commercial Service of the US Department of Commerce during the George W. Bush administration. The views expressed here are his own.

South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol arrives for the G20 Leaders' Summit in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on 15 November 2022. (Mast Irham/AFP)

South Korea's new Indo-Pacific strategy: Seeking the best of both worlds

South Korea’s new Indo-Pacific strategy underscores the country’s ambitions to be a “global pivotal state”. Seoul seeks to effect a careful balance: inclining towards the US-led grouping advocating a “free and open Indo-Pacific”, while at the same time engaging China.