Policing Northeast Asia - The Politics of Security in Russia and Korea
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The author argues that these five aspects of cooperation all have the potential to enhance comprehensive bilateral security and further regional economic security in Northeast Asia. However, Russian-South Korean economic cooperation has been hampered by a number of obstacles, including domestic factors as well as external factors, and prevented Russia and South Korea from fulfilling their potential for creating a cooperative comprehensive security relationship. The author concludes with an assessment on the utility of the concept of multi-dimensional security cooperation as a framework for studying and improving the prospects for Russian-South Korean bilateral relations.
"Se Hyun Ahn employs detailed empirical research of five interesting case studies to explain why Russian-South Korean economic relations have failed to fulfil initial expectations, His analysis will be indispensable reading for students of Russian or South Korean foreign policy and scholars interested in the problem of economic security." (Margot Light, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics)
"In this wide-ranging analysis of Russia’s relationship with South Korea, Ahn asks why Moscow and Seoul have been unable to develop the close ties both sides sought after 1992. He highlights the ongoing bilateral and multilateral obstacles to a more robust rapprochement, including a nuclear North Korea, whose long shadow continues to loom over their relationship." (Angela Stent is a professor at Georgetown University and author of Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest)
Provides an overview of the direction of the Russian-South Korean multi-dimensional security cooperation
Analyzes the gap between what has been achieved and what was intended within the framework of regional economic security
Assesses the utility of the concept of multi-dimensional security cooperation as a framework for improving prospects for Russian-South Korean bilateral relations