Vol: 2018-1
HAN Inteak (JPI)

In promoting cooperation between South Korea and ASEAN under its New Southern Policy, it is important for South Korea to understand how ASEAN countries cooperate with one another and apply that knowledge to South Korea-ASEAN relations.

To be specific, the ASEAN Way and track 2 diplomacy facilitate cooperation among ASEAN countries. For South Korea to improve its relations with these countries, it needs to follow the ASEAN Way and promote and utilize track 2 diplomacy. Since there is no equivalent of ASEAN ISIS in South Korea-ASEAN relations, this essay proposes an ASEAN-ROK ISIS, a network composed of think tanks in South Korea and ASEAN countries.