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.
Trump, at least in this regard, has penetrated the essence of the North Korean problem more accurately than any other politician in Korea. It is a relief, yet on the other hand, it is also a pity.