Besides speed skating and curling, the endurance sport of politics took place in Pyeongchang. It was a competition with few contestants – the United States, North Korea and South Korea – but with high stakes: relaxation on the Korean Peninsula and the prelude to dialogue with the nearly nuclear power of North [Read more]
Vice President Mike Pence boycotted the presidential reception of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony held by President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 9. The diplomatic efforts of the Moon government, which tried to make the Olympic Games a part of the North Korean–U.S. dialogue, were put to the test. The Blue [Read more]
[T]he U.S. ally should understand the uniqueness of the current U.S. political climate and devise a way to deal with it accordingly.