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Ramon Pacheco Pardo’s South Korea’s Grand Strategy: Making Its Own Destiny
Brookings
2024.02.29
The study of grand strategy has proliferated in recent years in no small part due to the revival of great-power competition and endless pontification in the media about whether the United States and China are locked into a new cold war. The underlying assumption here is that grand strategy-a long-term perspective “focused on a state’s primary ends” and “mak[ing] use of all available means to achieve them”-is typically reserved for big powers (p. 16). In his latest book, South Korea’s Grand Strategy: Making Its Own Destiny, Ramon Pacheco Pardo challenges that assumption both theoretically and empirically. He sets out to prove that “middle powers can have a grand strategy” and uses South Korea-the “quintessential middle power”-to make his case (p. 4). Pacheco Pardo briefly outlines South Korea’s foreign policy from 1948 to 1987 (see chapter 2), but the story of South Korean grand strategy is really a post-democratic one when South Korea began to possess the capacity and capabilities to project a regional if not global strategy over the long term. As such, the main time frame of the analysis is 1988 to 2022.