Tuesday, March 7, 2017

US Should Support Its Loyal Allies

South Korea is considering suing China before the WTO over their sanctions due to the dispute over the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system. One of the many reasons why US foreign policy is a disaster is because the country consistently fails to support its loyal allies. In the case of sanctions against Russia, European allies suffer a disproportionate amount of losses due to their far larger volume of trade with Russia. Failure to offer them any compensation naturally created a lobby against sanctions. In this case, the US should move to support Seoul by levying retaliatory sanctions against China while offering some additional temporary trade benefits to Seoul.

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