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Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.

South Korea's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
South Korea's foreign policy in the 21st century
Jong-Yun Bae
Introduction: South Korea's Security Vulnerability and Foreign Policy Dilemma in the 21st Century

Unique security situations concerning the Korean peninsula have caused diverse dilemmas and difficult situations in South Korea's current foreign policies. Environmental barriers as well as a long and complicated history have been contributing factors to South Korea's precarious security situation. However, several specific factors are involved in South Korea's security vulnerability and foreign policy dilemma. First, although (as of 2016) South Korea ranks 11th in economic trade and 10th in national defense expenditure and military capability globally,1 it is still a ...

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