When they hurled insults at each other such as “little rocket man” and “dotard,” and traded threats of nuclear annihilation, few could imagine that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump would develop such a lasting bromance in so little time.
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The gradual ending of [military] exercises ... has turned the U.S.-South Korea alliance into a mere 'paper alliance.'
[T]he U.S. ... unceremoniously alters, reinterprets or disregards those provisions of international law with which it is not satisfied.
Displaying a firm Japanese-American alliance at home and abroad is meant to protect Japan, naturally, but also the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region and the world.
[S]hort and medium-range missiles that target Japan and South Korea are a threat to America’s alliances with those countries.
Trumpism must be realistic.
The symbolism is strong, because American presidents who have visited the DMZ before Trump have never done so in a spirit of reconciliation.
The act was widely symbolic and must be taken with a grain of salt.
[T]he U.S. president is upgrading the status of the dictator without the latter having had to scrap a single nuclear missile for it.
[D]iplomacy is not about personal friendship. The point is to find a solution to the problem of denuclearizing North Korea.