Author: Kim Ji Soo (Korea University, South Korea, Freshman)
East Asia countries have always been in tension due to the complicated relationship. With both Koreas in an armistice situation, North Korea has been active working on war weapons such as the nuclear bomb. On the other hand, Korea as not set hands on doing so because of the treaties made between member states of the UN and with America. In 2016 July, Korea and America came to an agreement to set up the THAAD. The settlement of THAAD has caused the relationship between South Korea and China apart even more and it has eventually impacted Korea’s economy. It is necessary to evaluate both the positive and negative outcomes of THAAD deployment in South Korea.