IN-DEPTH: What is the significance of South Korea-Australia Relations? W/ Thomas Corben
Thomas is a Lloyd & Lilian Vasey Fellow at Pacific Forum, a tutor in foreign policy at UNSW and completed his honours in 2017 focusing on International Relations & Asia Studies, specialising in Japan and Korea. Thomas spent two years working on US Asia Policy at the United States Studies Centre while publishing articles with The Diplomat and had a six-month residency as the Indo-Pacific Fellow for Young Australians in International Affairs.
In this episode, Emma and Tom discuss:
Tom's current research on South Korea-Australia relations and how the global pandemic can be leveraged to further cooperation
Tom’s professional background, giving us insight and tips about stepping out from university into working in a think tank, writing articles for online publications and getting his first internship.
Why is the development of Australia-South Korea defence cooperation important?
Why should Australia be interested in the Korean Peninsula?
What is Australia's current Korea Policy?
How can their bilateral relationship be deepened and what benefits would they bring?