The article based on Youngseo's Master's thesis examines the impact of the King Sejong Institute (KSI), a government-funded cultural institution, on Korea's foreign policy pursuits worldwide. By analyzing data from 2005 to 2021 spanning 192 countries, their study reveals that the presence of KSI leads to increased political alignment in voting on United Nations General Assembly resolutions and greater de jure economic integration between Korea and host governments. These results suggest that KSI can serve as a strategic tool to foster amicable bilateral relations. 

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