Allies

Weak Allies Restrict Biden’s Solutions In Northeast Asia

This post is co-authored with Brad Glosserman, government director at Pacific Discussion board CSIS.

As the Biden administration surveys its many worries in Asia, a single precedence is having its two Northeast Asian allies to operate far more intently collectively. A much better relationship in between Seoul and Tokyo is a prerequisite to the realization of other regional objectives these types of as rolling back again North Korea’s nuclear method and containing the unfold of China’s influence, to name the two most popular. Regrettably, the Japan-Korea marriage has deteriorated markedly due to the fact 2016.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has all but walked away from the 2015 convenience gals agreement with Japan that the Obama administration facilitated. Progressive