When South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol begins his term on May 10, Seoul is expected to make significant changes in its foreign policy, taking a more confrontational approach toward North Korea and shifting to a tougher line with China.

The former prosecutor-general has also signaled that he intends to bolster his country’s alliance with Washington and strengthen South Korea’s own military capabilities to “completely deter any provocation” from Pyongyang.

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