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Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump Have More in Common Than They Think

last modified Apr 21, 2017 11:50 AM

Calculated ambiguity and coercive diplomacy appear to be at the heart of U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to dealing with North Korea. Dr John Nilsson-Wright, University Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Politics and International Relations and Senior Research Fellow in the Asia Programme at Chatham House, has written an article in Newsweek [ PDF ] in which he argues that this is high-risk opportunism, which mistakes assertive posturing for a calibrated, integrated combination of careful alliance management and plausible, consistent signaling of intent to one’s adversaries.

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