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Korea and the New Regional Paradigm

Clint Work

Are we witnessing the piecemeal construction of a new regional paradigm in Northeast Asia? Despite lengthy commentary on the differences between Europe and Asia in terms of international institutions and multilateral cooperation, as well as scholarship highlighting the abiding residues […]

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Why South Korea Needs THAAD Missile Defense

Bruce Klingner

The April 2015 interim nuclear agreement with Iran generated speculation that a similar agreement may be possible with North Korea. However, Pyongyang has made emphatically clear that it will never abandon its nuclear arsenal and declared the Six Party Talks […]

China’s THAAD Gamble Is Unlikely to Pay Off

John K. Warden and Brad Glosserman

Beijing might have overplayed its hand on South Korea’s possible THAAD deployment. South Korea is stuck between a rock and a hard place. After news leaked that the United States is exploring the possibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude […]