- Daily Brief
- January 22, 2022
The symbolic demolition of the liaison office does not spell the end to talks on the Korean peninsula.
Dovish Blue House policies and America First White House demands are straining US-South Korean relations.
The North is refusing talks without concessions but the US won’t offer concessions before talks.
Trade and history disputes have pushed the Japan-South Korea relationship to the edge.
North Korea’s capacity to target the US with a nuclear-armed ICBM has fundamentally altered the status quo
The question of who got the better deal in Singapore is beyond all reasonable doubt.
Pyongyang may be seeking short-term relief from sanctions to ease its economic distress.
As President Moon looks forward to engage with the North, his greatest achievement may be behind him.
The new leaders in the White House and the Blue House must learn to set aside their differences.
Though strained, the alliance will endure.