US National Security Adviser John Bolton (left) and South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo meet in Seoul last month. Photo: Reuters

US missiles, jittery neighbours and South Korea’s big security dilemma

  • Can Seoul find a way out of its political dead end, caught between two powers and increasingly unfriendly neighbours?
  • South Korea is in danger of being caught in the so-called alliance security dilemma
Topic |   US-China relations

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US National Security Adviser John Bolton (left) and South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo meet in Seoul last month. Photo: Reuters
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.