Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Moon Jae-in”

Diplomacy with North Korea Needs Realistic Goals

North Korea isn’t going to give up its nuclear weapons in any case, so these objections to Moon’s mediation make no sense.

Posted May 29th, 2018

A Good Beginning to Rapprochement in Korea

The U.S. should do what it can to encourage rapprochement between Pyongyang and Seoul.

Posted April 27th, 2018

Trump’s Trade War and South Korea

This is the worst time to widen the rift between Washington and Seoul.

Posted March 6th, 2018

The Strained U.S.-South Korean Alliance

It is noteworthy that a top representative of an ally thinks it necessary to sound an alarm about the danger of a U.S. attack.

Posted February 28th, 2018

The U.S. Should Give Up on the Fantasy of Denuclearization

The administration has a small window of opportunity to improve on its hopeless North Korea policy, but it won’t last long.

Posted February 25th, 2018

Trump’s Mismanagement of the Alliance with Seoul

The U.S. should respect the preference of a large majority of the people living in the allied country that has the most at stake in a conflict with North Korea.

Posted February 20th, 2018

The Chasm Between the U.S. and South Korea

There is not just a gap between Washington and Seoul on how to handle North Korea, but rather a yawning chasm.

Posted February 8th, 2018

Avoiding War with North Korea

When the allied government that has the most to lose flatly rejects the idea of war with its neighbor, the U.S. should adapt its policy accordingly.

Posted November 1st, 2017

South Korea and Trump’s Clumsy Alliance Management

Unless the administration coordinates and consults with Seoul much more than it has, the alliance will deteriorate steadily over the next few years.

Posted May 9th, 2017