The dynamism of Northeast Asian markets, China’s rise, and Japan’s quest of normal state and economic power, play key roles in determining the future of the U.S.-R.O.K. alliance. At the same time, U.S. perception of China’s growing influence differs from that of Korea’s. Similarly, Washington does not see eye-to-eye with Seoul over changes in Japan’s policies. While the bilateral alliance remains strongest in dealing with North Korea, there are differences of views and challenges to it.
Modern Korean History