| 03 July 2008

New governments, new beginnings: an outlook on Korea-Australia relations

On 20 June, the Lowy Institute hosted a conference on the future of relations between Australia and South Korea under the new Rudd and Lee Myung-bak administrations with the support of the Australia-Korea Foundation. Both countries are self-identified middle powers allied to the United States and are involved as the weakest member in “strategic squares” with the United States, Japan and China. The conference focused on new areas of cooperation in trade, official development aid and multiculturalism, coordinating our respective alliance relationship with the United States in East Asia and beyond, and pushing for the expansion of the G-8. For more information on the conference, please read the outcomes report. Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook

On 20 June, the Lowy Institute hosted a conference on the future of relations between Australia and South Korea under the new Rudd and Lee Myung-bak administrations with the support of the Australia-Korea Foundation. Both countries are self-identified middle powers allied to the United States and are involved as the weakest member in “strategic squares” with the United States, Japan and China. The conference focused on new areas of cooperation in trade, official development aid and multiculturalism, coordinating our respective alliance relationship with the United States in East Asia and beyond, and pushing for the expansion of the G-8. For more information on the conference, please read the outcomes report. Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook