Suzanne Ogden for Northeastern
Last week, the Constitutional Court of South Korea removed President Park Geun-hye from office on charges of corruption and abuse of power. Her ouster could have a deep impact on the delicate relationship among the U.S., South Korea, North Korea, and China, said Suzanne Ogden, East Asia specialist and professor emeritus in the of Department of Political Science.
Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen last week, upending decades of diplomatic practice. “It can be said with near certitude that when Trump accepted that phone call, he had no idea what the consequences might be for U.S.-China relations,” says China expert Suzanne Ogden.