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COVID-19 consolidates Seoul's middle-power stature

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  • April 02, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's op-ed on South Korea's successful handling of COVID -19, titled "Covid-19 Consolidates Seoul's Middle Power Stature" has been published in The Korea Times on April 02, 2020.

    The piece essentially argues on what has made South Korea successful in handling the pandemic? Its the domestic crisis management system and strong social accountability practices, which draw from its ambition to emerge as a middle power on the global stage, have been key in handling the pandemic. The strong sense of civic duties, institutional accountability, public response and framework of national transparency have been the backbone of South Korea's response.