May 22, 2024
Opinion

The coming drift in the U.S.-South Korean alliance

With Trump in the White House and a progressive government in Seoul likely, a clash is coming

In yet another depressing sign of the times that we live in, U.S. President-Elect (sigh) Donald Trump said in the first week of the year in a tweet (sigh) that “North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won’t happen!”

Being limited to 140 characters, Twitter is not exactly an appropriate platform for nuanced policy announcements. So it is not entirely clear what Trump meant when he said: “it won’t happen.”

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