What Yoon’s win means for security and foreign relations on the Korean Peninsula
US and Japan will welcome Yoon Suk-yeol’s election win, but his tough talk risks tensions with China and North Korea
Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korea’s president-elect as of Thursday morning, looks set to flip his country’s foreign policy on its head — bad news for North Korea and China, but great news for Japan and the U.S.
Although the former prosecutor general has no record in foreign policy or as a lawmaker, his statements and essays on security issues suggest that he will adopt a far more aggressive stance toward Pyongyang and Beijing than the incumbent Moon Jae-in administration.
This is far closer to the current White House’s approach toward North Korea, and
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