Why US midterm elections matter for Korea
October 25, 2018
KEI's Troy Stangarone notes in his column for the Korea Times that the upcoming midterm elections in the United States will be important for Korean audiences. In particular, with the Korean government looking to arrange some kind of sequenced lifting of sanctions for steps taken towards denuclearization by North Korea, Congress will play a key role in deciding how the US government chooses to implement sanctions. More broadly, Stangarone highlights, "the results will determine the political capital that President Trump has for the next two years," shaping his priorities in foreign and trade spaces.
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