It is now time for the U.S., along with Japan and South Korea, to prepare to pivot on North Korea.
For Thomas Cynkin's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
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.