Donald Trump is not listening to North Korea



As the world celebrates the seventh anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, the Korean Studies team at the Center for the National Interest decided to ask a dozen of the world's top experts a simple question: Do you believe the Korean War is finally over? Before its next major anniversary in 2025? The following section answers that question. Please click here to learn more about this important topic.

Predicting the best times is a risky business. This is especially true in the context of inter-Korean relations. Despite the high hopes of 2018, when the three historic peaks are down - in Panmunjom, Singapore, and Pyongyang - many have declared for the possibility of genuine peace on the Korean Peninsula, ending this June, at least, with optimistic sentiments being the first permanent inter-Korean cohesion. The Joint Liaison Mission in Kaesong in the north and its decision to broadcast hostile rhetoric against its "enemy" neighbors in the south indicate that true and lasting peace is more ambiguous and that the risk of conflict is reduced and not diminished.

June is an astonishing time and the intensity of peninsular tensions in the past. Some seventy years ago, Kim Il-Sung's June 25 lightning attack at the DMZ came close to defeating the South's Singman Ri government and forcing South Korean and American forces into the narrow Pusan ​​slave at the foot of the peninsula. US-led United Nations "police action" to prevent aggression, and General MacArthur's tactical illumination of US forces in Incheon in September 1950 helped to reverse the tide of war, ultimately contributing to both sides of the war and the stalemate and ceasefire several months after the war. A stalemate ensued.

North Korea will not attack the South today. Threats of military force by Kim Yo-jong, Kim Jong-un's sister, or Northeastern Foreign Minister Ri Son-guan, have warned that it would eliminate any possibility of future negotiations with the US. The South intends to put pressure on President Moon Jae-in by lobbying President Donald Trump from the United States and, most likely, by sanctioning economic sanctions against the North. Find a way to relax. To remove the blockage from.

Trump is not listening. With its poll numbers, President Alliance is suffering from a serious case of Attention Deficit Syndrome, which has seriously jeopardized its declining political capital over Korean affairs. South Korea's host-country support for the brutality of the United States in punishing Seoul is increasingly being met with a brutal demand for a fourfold increase.

Trump, in particular, was particularly concerned about his internal Neville Chamberlain channel. Speaking at the West Point inauguration a few weeks ago, the president said in a shocking statement, "It is not the duty of American soldiers to resolve ancient conflicts in remote areas that many have never heard of." It is unclear what it is. The implication is in the mind, but the danger of this separatist message is that it reduces the weakness of the coalition and sends a worrying signal that the US is abandoning its foreign commitments.


Seventy years ago, then-Secretary of State Dean Exen sent a similar volatile message in his January 1950 National Press Club speech, which inadvertently served Pyongyang by implying a "defense perimeter" of former US commitments. Given a "green light" to do. Korea is not included in Asia. The danger today is that the brain is washing away the pressure on the South until a letter that is ignored and not taken seriously is taken care of. This could take the form of sea provocation near the disputed Northern Frontier Line in the West Sea, a re-creation of guard posts in the DMZ, stray artillery ammunition, high missile launches, or low (seven-fold) nuclear tests. If Pyongyang's intolerance persists and it misrepresents the US, it may be tempted to whip up all the associated risks given the real nuclear status of the North. Grows from

History reminds us to take your adversary seriously, and the dangers of inconsistent notation and misinformation. The United States and South Korea are committed to strengthening and resolving their coalition will and capabilities. But any direct provocation from the cautious north. Partly when Kim Jong-un considers the concession that encourages her to get out of the futile disruption ahead.

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