Cover Osteuropa 5-6/2015

In Osteuropa 5-6/2015

Capable of Development and Fragile
South Korea’s Relations with Russia

Seho Jang, Minsoo Kim

Deutsche Fassung


In 1990, South Korea and the Russian Federation established diplomatic relations. Officially, a “Strategic Partnership” connects them. But the cooperation corresponds neither quantitatively or qualitatively to the potential of the two countries. Whether cooperation or conflict, progress or regression prevails in their relations is not something only Seoul or Moscow influence. Their relations are susceptible to interference from North Korea. Meanwhile, the latter’s nuclear policy also is a burden on South Korea’s relations with Russia.

(Osteuropa 5-6/2015, pp. 113–124)