On June 27, 2022, Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Journalist Fellow Dave Lawler published an article, “South Korea would expect U.S. to intervene if China invades Taiwan, official says,” in Axios. After wrapping up one week in Seoul, Lawler reflects on a discussion from the trip of the new South Korean administration’s foreign policy priorities. In particular, he explains the dynamics at play between the United States and South Korea, who share a mutual defense treaty, and the implications of this should China invade Taiwan.