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South Korea as peaceful actor

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By Mehmet Fatih Oztarsu

Korean institutions organize significant programs for foreigners who are engaged in peace and conflict issues.

One of these, the KF Korea Workshop, was held in Seoul in July. The program was organized by the East Asia Institute and hosted by the Korea Foundation (KF).

As an academic, I found a chance to participate and received a lot of information from valuable scholars.

In the first session, Prof. Leif-Eric Easley delivered a presentation under the title "Rising Korea: A Middle Power's Role in Asia and the World."

As an outstanding academic, Easley gave a good explanation of middle power and Korea's role within this concept. According to Easley, this concept doesn't fit Korea's situation regarding the near-historical process of political doctrines in the country. Claiming Korea as rising power would be more understandable if we analyze the current posture of the government. He also emphasized four main features of........

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