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Evaluation of Korea-Russia Relations since the 2010s and the New Korean Government's Strategy to Risks from Russia

  • The Journal of Northeast Asia Research
  • Abbr : NEA
  • 2023, 38(1), pp.171-204
  • DOI : 10.18013/jnar.2023.38.1.006
  • Publisher : The Institute for Northeast Asia Research
  • Research Area : Social Science > Political Science > International Politics > International Relations / Cooperation
  • Received : November 4, 2022
  • Accepted : February 11, 2023
  • Published : February 28, 2023

JANG SE HO 1

1국가안보전략연구원

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ABSTRACT

This study comprehensively examines the main achievements and limitations of the Korea-Russia relationship since the 2010s. It also derives various risks posed by Russia at this time and presents countermeasures. Since the 2010s, Korea and Russia have been seeking the convergence of mutual strategic interests and orientations, providing a driving force for the development of relations. In the process, the summit between the two countries, regular and occasional exchanges at the government, public-private and private levels, and the conclusion of visa waiver agreements served as major factors that promoted the progress of bilateral relations. However, Korea-Russia relations had to face a moment of stagnation and regression due to external factors related to changes in the international and regional order. Above all, international and regional issues, such as the intensification of the US-China strategic competition and the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war, pose a number of risks to bilateral relations. To respond to this, Korea needs to consider the following points. First, Korea-Russia relations must be managed stably in order to realize the vision of a Korea's “global pivotal state.” Second, Russia's excessive inclination toward North Korea must be prevented. Third, a balanced policy should be prepared on the Russia-Ukraine war. Fourth, it is necessary to create an opportunity for the recovery and restoration of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries. Fifth, formal and informal communication between the two countries should be continued.

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