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Yoon Suk-yeol is Biden's perfect South Korea partner

Conservative new president has shown that he is in lockstep with Washington

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Yoon Suk-yeol and Joe Biden arrive for a state dinner at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul on May 21: Perfect alignment between Yoon and Biden will likely hold political and strategic consequences.   © Reuters

Derek Grossman is a senior defense analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation and an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California. He formerly served as the daily intelligence briefer to the assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs at the Pentagon.

Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korea's conservative new president, has shown in less than two months that he is in lockstep with U.S. President Joe Biden on foreign policy.

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