Jonathan D. Pollack, the Interim SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center, dives into the controversy surrounding U.S. deployment of THAAD anti-missile systems to South Korea in light of increasing North Korean missile tests, prompting outrage from the Chinese government.
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Mao Zedong did not see the value of reform and opening up. The China part of Nixon’s 1967 Foreign Affairs article suggested an implicit bargain that provided the conceptual basis for China’s new direction after 1978. That bargain was if China focused on domestic development and didn’t threaten the security of its neighbours, the United States would help.
[President Trump's counterparts fear that Americans] do not feel they need to lead the world anymore... The United States is still the dominant power out there – the Atlantic alliance is still alive. But [Trump's] foreign policy weakened some of the elements.