While the hermit kingdom understandably appears to be turning inward, it may also feel compelled to lash out internationally
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It is now time for the U.S., along with Japan and South Korea, to prepare to pivot on North Korea.
Trump must disabuse the North Koreans of the notion that they can get a better deal from him if they refuse to engage seriously with his team.
Both Japan and the U.S. must make efforts to ensure the long-term stability of the security alliance.
It's difficult to imagine a scenario where North Korea reaches an agreement with the U.S. that China opposes.
Tokyo should leverage the momentum of the Trump visit to strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance not just symbolically, but in a concrete and forward-leaning manner.
The Japan Times reported May 9 that "Japan hopes to mediate between U.S. and Iran to rescue 2015 deal." This would be a miscalculation on the part of Tokyo. Japan has been one of America's staunchest and most loyal allies. Tokyo supports most of Washington's ...
Conducting negotiations is like riding a bicycle: You need to keep moving forward or you will fall over.