May 19, 2024

Mike Pence in Korea: reading the tea leaves

What did the Vice President achieve in a three-day visit to the South?

Who would have thought that seating arrangements in a skybox at the Olympic opening ceremony could have generated such drama?

The photos from the Olympics that have gotten by far the most scrutiny in the U.S. are those of Mike and Karen Pence sitting next to Moon Jae-in and Kim Jung-sook, one row—an arms-length—in front of Kim Yong Nam and Kim Yo Jong.

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