The U.S. Must Limit Damage from the Japan? South Korea Trade Dispute
Japan and South Korea have recently imposed rulings that impact each other’s financial interests―and risk triggering a trade war. Strained bilateral economic relations undermine U.S. diplomatic and security coordination that is necessary for dealing with the North Korean threat. The U.S. government has an important role to play in mediating the relationship between its two allies. It can play this role to further its interests without becoming a public adjudicator for Japanese？South Korean tension related to contentious history.