South Koreans protest outside the Defence Ministry in Seoul on Friday. Photo: AFP South Koreans protest outside the Defence Ministry in Seoul on Friday. Photo: AFP
South Koreans protest outside the Defence Ministry in Seoul on Friday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump is threatening South Korea, but US military commitments to long-time allies are considered safe

  • To curb in the growing influence of China and Russia, Washington needs its strategically located old friends, analysts note
  • ‘The US foreign policy establishment no doubt understands the importance of its alliance systems in Europe and Asia,’ regardless of the president’s rhetoric

Topic |   Diplomacy
South Koreans protest outside the Defence Ministry in Seoul on Friday. Photo: AFP South Koreans protest outside the Defence Ministry in Seoul on Friday. Photo: AFP
South Koreans protest outside the Defence Ministry in Seoul on Friday. Photo: AFP
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