A Critical US Ally Is Feeling Left Out, And Trump Has a Chance To Fix Things


A critical US ally is feeling left out, and Trump has a chance to fix things

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shares Trump’s hard-line stance on tackling Pyongyang, while South Korean President Moon Jae-in has a toned-down approach of engagement.
“Korea passing is a genuine concern,” said Robert Kelly, associate professor at Pusan National University, noting that Moon’s critics often use it against him. “It is clearly the case that Trump and his flamboyant style have taken over the North Korea debate in 2017 and pushed Seoul aside. I would be worried if I were the South Koreans.”
Some in South Korea even fear that a major provocation from their northern neighbor could result in Washington staging …

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