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Andrew Yeo, associate professor, politics, co-wrote an Aug. 4 Diplomat article about the diplomatic implications of a missile defense system in South Korea.

Democratic Deficit and Missile Defense in South Korea

From: The Diplomat
Date: Aug. 4, 2016
Authors: Katharine H.S. Moon and Andrew I. Yeo

In early July 2016, the United States and South Korea (Republic of Korea or ROK) announced their agreement to deploy the advanced U.S. missile defense system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), in Korea in response to North Korean nuclear and missile threats. At the time, everyone expected China and Russia to be the loudest opponents. The two countries had attempted to halt this development for many months. But with each passing day, South Korean citizens are turning out to be the more aggressive critics and obstacles to implementation.

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