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

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.