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South Korea and the US: An Alliance without Allies

President Donald Trump’s recent summit with North Korea only masks deeper problems in the United States-South Korean relationship.

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President Donald J. Trump and President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea at the United Nations General Assembly (Official White House Photo by Stephanie K. Chasez)

President Donald Trump’s recent summit with North Korea has its fair share of critics among domestic national security experts. However, its biggest fan may be the one with the most at stake: South Korean president Moon Jae-in. Immediately after the summit, Moon congratulated Trump and called the summit a “historic event”. After the summit was announced, Moon reportedly said that Trump deserved a Nobel Peace Prize.

Yet for all the praise exchanged between the two leaders, the South Korean-United States alliance may be at a breaking point.

Find out why here.