South Korea Invests in V4 to Balance Out US-China Rivalry

Building a Global Alliance of Medium-sized Democracies

4 February 2021

Wojciech Przybylski

Editor-in-Chief

As Central and Eastern Europe prepares for a meeting with the People’s Republic of China on 9 February 2021, the eye-catching 17+1 format risks overlooking a more enduring alliance with mid-sized democracies in East Asia. The experience of rapid transformation in South Korea is relevant for Central Europe and year on year, Korean investment increases in the Visegrad region. South Korea is an example of how democratic security and economic prosperity can be obtained despite regional threats.

Visegrad Insight sat down for exclusive online chats with Professor Kim Joon-hyung, a top foreign policy advisor in South Korea who President Moon Jae-in appointed as the Chancellor of Korea National Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other country experts to discuss bilateral relations and strategic foresight.

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Wojciech Przybylski

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Editor-in-Chief of Visegrad Insight and President of the Board at the Res Publica Foundation. His expertise includes European politics and political culture. Previously, he has been the editor-in-chief of Eurozine - a Vienna based magazine with a European network of cultural journals, and a Polish quarterly Res Publica Nowa. Wojciech also co-authored a book 'Understanding Central Europe’, Routledge 2017. Twitter: @wprzybylski

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