Darcie Draudt is a Ph.D. student in political science at Johns Hopkins University and non-resident James A. Kelly fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS. She previously served as research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. Ms. Draudt holds a Master’s in Korean Studies from the Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul.
The South Korean presidency was scheduled to change hands later this year, but Park Geun-hye’s official removal from office in March 2017 has accelerated the turnover in leadership, with elections
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