March 03, 2024


Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma is a non-resident Kelly Fellow at the Pacific Forum and a PhD candidate in Korean Studies at the University of Delhi. His research focuses on the intersection of critical emerging technologies and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific region, with special emphasis on the Korean Peninsula. His work has been published by the South China Morning Post, 9Dashline, Observer Research Foundation, and The Diplomat.


How India’s economic rise portends a new era of Indo-Korean relations

India’s ascent makes it a prime strategic partner, but ROK and India must commit to enhancing strategic partnership

Abhishek SharmaAbhishek SharmaJuly 25, 2023

The challenges ahead for South Korea’s critical minerals strategy

Although harder to pirouette around US-China rivalry, Seoul needs both as partners as it broadens global supply chains

Abhishek SharmaAbhishek SharmaMay 11, 2023

How improved South Korea-Japan ties will impact the Indo-Pacific region

While both are focused on DPRK, Seoul has taken a less clear stance than Tokyo in alignment battle between US and China

Abhishek SharmaAbhishek SharmaApril 14, 2023

South Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategy neglects the ‘Indo’ part to its detriment

Seoul largely views South Asia through an economic lens, overlooking other areas for cooperation with New Delhi

Abhishek SharmaAbhishek SharmaJanuary 24, 2023

Multilateralism key for South Korean supply chains, growing arms industry

While China threatens its autonomy, Seoul can improve economic resilience through cooperation with other regional powers

Abhishek SharmaAbhishek SharmaOctober 10, 2022