South Korea's alliance with the U.S. means foreign troops on its soil, strained relations with China, and a North that sees no point in negotiating with anyone but Washington.
Posts Tagged: North Korea nuclear test
Sticks and carrots won't get North Korea to give up its nukes. But a peace treaty and security guarantees might.
If Obama thought his short pass through Pacific would boost the much-vaunted U.S. “pivot” to Asia, he soon discovered that the world is not cooperating with his best-laid plans.
As he enters his second term, Barack Obama must confront the role of 'strategic patience' as a central driver of our current crisis in Korea.