It cannot be helped that President Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey is being criticized as a blatant move to crush the investigation into Russian ties. I would like to warn that, unless the “Russiagate" suspicion can be explained, the United States will face grave problems in the future.
On May 10-11, President Moon Jae-in exchanged views on key diplomatic and security issues during a telephone conversation with President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. President Moon confirmed the other countries' basic awareness of the North Korean nuclear issue, [Read more]
Movements and reforms that include racial divides do not bring about social justice.
Using military force without presenting clear proof to organizations like the U.N. Security Council is going too far.
In diplomatic dealings, it is important to strike a balance between dialogue and applying pressure.
Instability in the U.S.-European alliance will cause worldwide instability, Japan included.
Seoul’s independent diplomacy is almost dead, even its ability to independently think politically is seriously withering.
Trump certainly does not want to abandon a U.S. alliance with Japan.
If North Korea really does take its chances as Kim warns it will, the whole Korean peninsula will be at peril, in tandem with the hardline policy of the new U.S. government.