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Less than three months after taking office, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval ratings have plummeted to a new low of 28% amid growing concerns about the economy, controversy over personnel appointments and criticism of his handling of state affairs.

That’s created concern that Yoon’s domestic headwinds could have a knock-on effect on foreign policy: A lack of strong public support may hinder his vows to take a more confrontational approach toward North Korea, adopt a tougher line with China and improve ties with Japan.

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