Skip to navigationSkip to content

The North Korea summit may be the beginning of the end for the US as the world's leader

By Business Insider

President Donald Trump said the US would stop military drills with South Korea during peace talks with North Korea. In doing so he may set the US up to lose its status as the world's dominant powerRead full story

Comments

  • Also share to
  • Alex Lockie
    Alex LockieNews Editor at Business Insider

    Without troops in South Korea, without THAAD, the US decline in Asia, and then the world accelerates. I'm not saying the US has to be the dominant superpower, but the thought of Beijing running the show gives me pause.

  • People aren’t never satisfied! What are you expecting, NK completely destroys their nuclear arsenals and the US continues with the military drills? NK has spent the last several decades developing nuclear weapons for nothing? Why can the US and other countries have nuclear weapons, but NK isn’t allowed to? If you want NK to get rid of them, you have to compromise, you just can’t bully them, at some point, they cannot take that any longer and bite you in the a$$. Please give me some of what you’re

    People aren’t never satisfied! What are you expecting, NK completely destroys their nuclear arsenals and the US continues with the military drills? NK has spent the last several decades developing nuclear weapons for nothing? Why can the US and other countries have nuclear weapons, but NK isn’t allowed to? If you want NK to get rid of them, you have to compromise, you just can’t bully them, at some point, they cannot take that any longer and bite you in the a$$. Please give me some of what you’re smoking! Who said the US wouldn’t carry out the drills with Japan (who is “begging” for those now). There’s a difference between keeping the status as a leader and a bully.

  • It’s either the PR stunt of the century or the true defeat for America and the beginning of the slope in US power and stability.

Want more conversations like this?

Join the Quartz community for all the intelligence, without the noise.

App Store BadgeGoogle Play Badge
Leaderboard Screenshot

A community of leaders, subject matter experts, and curious minds bringing nuance back to how we talk about the news.

Editors' Picks Screenshot

No content overload: our editors will curate the most notable and discussion-worthy pieces for you every day.

Share Screenshot

Don’t just read the story, tell it: contribute your ideas and experience to the dialogue.