PacNet #10 - Middle-Power Cooperation between South Korea and India: Hedging the Dominance of the Great Powers

  • Jan 28, 2014

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent a special envoy to Seoul in June 2013, which resulted in a successful visit to India by Park Geun-hye. This visit, from Jan. 16-18, 2014, sheds light on Park’s “Middle-Power Diplomacy.” By itself, South Korea, a genuine middle power, can exert only a limited and selective influence upon the great powers; but by networking with other middle powers such as India, far more might be possible.