Since becoming President, Donald Trump has, at times, looked like a wrecking ball to the international order.
But when it comes to North Korea, he may be forced to operate within the narrow constraints of his predecessors.
President Obama famously decided that the best way of dealing with the autocracy was with a policy of "strategic patience." In practice, this meant strengthening sanctions and waiting for North Korea to decide itself that halting its nuclear program would be prudent.
Some members of the President's Republican Party have previously argued for a more forceful response to North Korean aggression.
Others have advocated the drawing of a red line, telling North Korea explicitly that any intercontinental ballistic missile would be blown up on the launch pad.… Seguir leyendo »