Leaders of the two Koreas, still technically at war despite lack of actual conflict over the past six decades, came together for peaceful meetings in 2000 and 2007 under the South Korean government’s “Sunshine Policy.” But today’s leader in Pyongyang, the mercurial Kim Jong-un, wasn’t in power then. He’s a reason foreign media like to call North Korea a “hermit kingdom.” His policy toward South Korea, Japan and the United States, which he sees as a trio of enemies, involves little dialogue.
Hundreds of troops from China and India, Asia’s two largest countries and hardly best friends, are locked in a standoff on the Doklam plateau, a region of the Himalayan mountain kingdom Bhutan where China was apparently building a highway. China fancies that plateau its own. As a protector of Bhutan, India has mobilized up to 10,000 troops “for any contingency,” writes Brahma Chellany, professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research, in an opinion piece here.
The second half of the year is bringing Asia its usual barrage of government leadership summits with heady acronyms such as APEC and ASEAN. U.S. President Donald Trump is due to show for some of them by year’s end, giving Asian leaders access to him in a friendly environment for talks. Trump himself, however, may lead the controversy because a lot of people here don’t know what his Asia policy is.
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