After staging his summit with Kim Jong Un, South Korean President Moon Jae-in hustled to make sure that Donald Trump sticks with the program. With Trump so mercurial, the battle is on between doves and hawks to persuade him what he should ask of Kim and be willing to pay to Kim. The South Korean… Continue reading Now it’s a fight for Trump’s mind, and he appears ready to yank U.S. troops so he can collect a Nobel.
South Korean media in the past day or so have come out with stories about the Trump administration's supposed proposals for Kim Jong Un and North Korea during the upcoming summit. The Chosun Ilbo, the biggest paper in South Korea, has one scoop, which it translated for its English website. The gist is that Trump wants… Continue reading Are the South Koreans leaking?
There have been so many commentaries critical of Trump's appointment of John Bolton, and the damage he may do to this nascent outreach with North Korea, that it's hard to know where to begin. You could try here. Or here. Or here. Or here. Or here. But not here. How to even square the circle… Continue reading People are freaking out over John Bolton’s appointment as National Security Adviser. But were hopes so high before it?