President Park faced a leadership crisis after revelations that she relied on a confidant with no official position for key decision-making in state affairs. Heavy industry met with serious financial difficulties, and a strong anti-corruption law was enacted. North Korea tested more nuclear weapons and missiles. Controversy over the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense strained South Korea’s relations with China.
Research Article| February 01 2017
South Korea in 2016: Political Leadership in Crisis
Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 103–110.
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Gi-Wook Shin, Rennie J. Moon; South Korea in 2016: Political Leadership in Crisis. Asian Survey 1 February 2017; 57 (1): 103–110. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.103
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