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Month: November 2021

The ROK Carrier Debate: Domestic Interservice Competition and the North Korean Factor

KIMS Periscope No. 255 Pusan National University Professor Robert E. Kelly pdf view The Republic of Korea (ROK, South Korea) is now considering the construction of an aircraft carrier. This would be a major power projection milestone in ROK military capabilities – and a controversial one. The South Korean National Assembly has for the moment …

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What Might AUKUS Mean for Australia’s Relationship with South Korea?

KIMS Periscope No. 250 La Trobe University Senior Lecturer Rebecca Strating pdf view Despite strong economic ties, Australia and Korea defence cooperation ties are only beginning to deepen. In June 2021, the leaders of the two countries met on the sidelines of G7 leaders meeting and declared they were working towards a comprehensive strategic partnership …

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