Biden will fix the US-ROK alliance, but his agenda conflicts with Moon’s dreams
South Korea's president is in the final stages of his term and is looking for speedy progress on North Korea
President-elect Joe Biden will significantly change the United States’ relationship with allied countries. In Northeast Asia, this will weigh heavily on South Korea and what approach the U.S.-ROK alliance will take when dealing with the DPRK.
However, the world should not expect quick, positive changes upon Biden’s inauguration — instead, it should anticipate growing pains in rebuilding trust and in coordinating a joint approach to North Korea.
Even if Biden addresses all the tension points between Trump and Seoul, that doesn’t necessarily mean that relations can automatically return to what they were
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- 02NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
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- 04No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world
- 05Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
- 06Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
- 07How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster
- 08North Korean documents suggest economy worse off than previously known