The Development and Responses of South Korea’s Eurasia Initiative: Realization vs. Illusion
Day, Dong-Ching

The former South Korean President Park Geun-hye proposed ―Eurasia Initiative‖ in 2013, which is regarded as an ambitious plan to shape the fundamentals of the global economy, diplomacy and the geography of national security. Whether it is feasible for South Korea to put the plan into practice or it is just an illusion as the idea of ―Northeast Asia Balancer‖ is remained to be seen. South Korea has become a middle power in recent years that is for sure. As a result, the aim of the paper is to discuss the new development of the initiative and responses from the neighboring countries of ―Eurasia Initiative‖. Having reviewed those facts, one can say the Eurasia Initiative is somewhere between a realization and an illusion, and much leaning toward a realization.

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