This week the new South Korean President Moon Jae-In will visit the United States and have his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Moon's policies towards North Korea are less aggressive than those of the U.S.
|The two leaders differ not just in their approach to North Korea but there are concerns in South Korea about Trump's protectionist sentiments and his threat to amend or even withdraw from the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement. South Koreans and others may find it difficult to fathom exactly what Trump' policy is as a recent article notes:|
From threatening military strikes on the North while all but inviting Kim Jong Un to a Mar-a-Lago tete-a-tete, to threatening to tear up trade and defense pacts with South Korea, Trump has thoroughly confused America’s Asian allies. The effects of his contradictory statements will come home to roost this week, when South Korean President Moon Jae-in visits Washington. Moon is crafting his own approach to dealing with Kim, while Trump’s behavior could hardly be undermining U.S. influence more.