Yoon Suk-yeol was inaugurated president of South Korea this week.

He is a former prosecutor who only entered politics in the last year. He is from the conservative People Power Party.

But he has no roots in that party or its various factions. Nor does he seem particularly ideological. He channels the basic anti-communism — aimed at North Korea — of the South Korean right. That has long been the core motivator of South Korean conservativism.