The Korea-Australia Research Project (KARP) is generously funded by a Korea Foundation Grant and aims to investigate the people-to-people dimensions of Korea-Australia middle power relations.
Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Australia in 2021, the project aims to launch a policy programme to enhance and broaden bilateral cooperation on a variety of key areas between South Korea and Australia, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. These areas include energy, education, migration, media, and technology.
Despite tentative steps towards enhanced middle power cooperation, there remains substantial space for further middle power cooperation between South Korea and Australia. This project explores the potential areas for enhanced people-to-people middle power cooperation in the context of the post-COVID-19 strategic and political environment.