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Related News President Donald Trump took to Twitter following North Korea’s strongest-ever nuclear test explosion to criticize both Koreas and China But his tweets will get as much attention in Asia for what’s missing as for their tough words Following the clearest sign yet that North Korea is fast approaching a viable arsenal of nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the US mainland Trump again skipped what for decades has been the bedrock of US policy on the Korean Peninsula: a firm assurance that the United States would defend South Korea against any attack This feeds a growing worry that has many in South Korea and Japan asking a startling question Could Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un want the same thing namely a separation or “decoupling” of the decades-old security alliance between the United States and its top Asian allies South Korea and Japan The White House has occasionally issued statements in which Trump has repeated what past presidents regularly declared about the US commitment to defend its Asian allies and he reportedly did so in a private phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in nearly 36 hours after the nuke test But his public comments on the alliance which are what South and North Koreans hear have more often reflected deep skepticism _ and skipped any security reassurance Trump for instance previously questioned the expensive stationing of US troops in South Korea and Japan and suggested that Seoul and Tokyo pursue nukes themselves instead of relying on the so-called US nuclear umbrella Trump also appears to be taking a shot at another pillar of the US-South Korean alliance a hard-fought free trade deal by considering triggering a withdrawal from the agreement a US business lobbying group said over the weekend Then came Trump’s five tweets after the nuclear test which criticized North Korea’s main ally and aid provider China for failing to contain the North; South Korea’s liberal president for “talk of appeasement” (despite what many see as a consistent hard line toward the North’s weapons tests) and of course “rogue” North Korea Nowhere did he seek to reassure a frazzled South Korea that the United States would have its back if attacked This matters because North Korea’s relentless pursuit of nukes is seen by many analysts less as a way to beat the United States in a war than as a way to separate Washington from its Asian allies The goal is to cause the United States to seriously consider whether it’s worthwhile to fulfill its treaty obligations by treating an attack on Seoul as it would an attack on San Francisco Ironclad US vows of protection were easier before North Korea’s recent demonstrations that it may be very close to actually being able to hit San Francisco and other parts of the United States with nuclear missiles “What people in South Korea worry about most is whether the United States will defend South Korea at a time when the US mainland is under threat (by North Korean missiles) If you look at what Trump said now the answer seems to be no” said Shin Hee-Seok a graduate student in international law at Seoul’s Yonsei University “While it still remains a fringe opinion some South Koreans are wondering if we should now build our own nuclear deterrent If the US is not a reliable ally South Korea may have to think about Plan B” The possibility of losing the free trade deal seemed for some here yet another hit to the alliance “The United States now is not the United States we used to know” the Chosun Ilbo South Korea’s largest daily newspaper said in an editorial “The president prioritizes dollars over the alliance” Some see a not-too-distant future where North Korea’s possession of dozens of nuclear-tipped ICBMs allows it to attack Seoul or Tokyo without US intervention because of American fears that North Korean retaliation could kill millions in American cities “I’m worried about whether the US is really serious about defending its ally South Korea or if it’s putting its own national interest first” said Woo Young-soo a law lecturer at a university in Seoul “As a true ally I wish Trump would have a defense policy that is truly meant for South Korea” Others believe North Korea can still be checked with firm statements from Washington that make clear how strongly the United States will respond if its allies are attacked Because Kim Jong Un cares deeply about keeping power this argument goes he won’t risk an attack if an overwhelming US response seems more likely than not Trump’s experienced lieutenants have sought to signal this Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said all the right things after the test when he repeated what Seoul and Tokyo long to hear _ that Washington’s commitment to them is unshakeable “A lot of reassurance comes down to trust” Colin Kahl a Georgetown University professor and former Obama administration national security official said in a Twitter thread “Our allies have to `believe’ we would trade San Francisco for Seoul or Toledo for Tokyo if push comes to shove Yet instead of reassuring our democratic allies in East Asia Trump has done the opposite” “Undermining alliance solidarity at this moment is dumb and dangerous It emboldens Pyongyang increases the risk of (North Korean) miscalculation (and) potentially incentivizes (South Korea) and Japan to seek their own independent nuclear arsenals” Kahl wrote For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Praveen Swami | Tallinn | Updated: May 1 2015 3:35 pm Related News There are no great rolls of barbed wire nor pillboxes or border guards just a red hand painted on to the small wooden board that marks the end of the eastern edge of Europe For 294 kilometres Estonia’s barely-marked border with Russia runs through spectacular forests and marshes snaking along the Narva river as it runs north from Lake Peipsi to the Baltic For the first time since the end of the Cold War though there are real fears troops and tanks could cross that unmarked border—triggering the nuclear tripwire that the world imagined had collapsed with the Soviet Union Share This Article Related Article In recent months as tensions between the West and Russia have surged in the wake of the Ukraine war the Baltics have begun to emerge as the frontlines of a new cold war Incursions by Russian military aircraft the Estonian government alleges have escalated manifold Later this summer Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves will be in Germany pushing his European allies for a brigade-sized unit to be permanently deployed to protect the tiny country of 13 million people against Russia—increasingly worried by an increasingly aggressive Russia that has shown willingness to use massive force to push back western influence in its neighbourhood The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has already stationed a small detachment of M1A Abrams main battle tanks from the United States while NATO stepped up its permanent fleet of combat jets in the Baltic from 4 to 16 NATO also has small but symbolically-important rotating troop contingents in place Last year during its summit in Wales NATO promised to create “very high readiness” task force comprised of 5000 troops would be able to deploy to the Baltic states in the event of an emergency Ursula von der Leyen recently warned in Tallinn “that NATO’s reaction capacity should not been underestimated” Even as Russia has protested against the planned build-up though Baltic leaders like Ilves are arguing NATO’s plans aren’t enough of a deterrent The rapid reaction force he noted in one recent interview would take days to deeply “But if you look at the exercises that are done by our neighbour” he observed “they’re basically instantaneous They’re here and it’s over in four hours” Though all of Estonia’s men must serve in the military and the country spends well over than 2% of its budget on defence that is mandated by NATO it’s standing army is just 5300—with no air assets of their own In a war this tiny force would the titanic power of Russia’s 20th Guard Army 6th Combined Services Army the 105 Aviation Brigade and the Baltic fleet Eleven years ago Estonia joined NATO as insurance—signing on to a charter which obliges all states to treat an attack on any member as an attack on themselves In practice though NATO membership bought only limited security In 1997 NATO and Russia arrived at a founding post-Cold War strategic deal: no combat troops the western alliance promised would be stationed east of Germany “in the current and forseeable security environment” Hannes Hanso the head of the Estonian parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee told The Indian Express he believes Russia’s military operations in Georgia and now Ukraine make that promise redundant “NATO using the term permanent deployment rather than saying it is rotating troops in and out would be of great value for us” he said “The Soviet occupation was a tough and terrible time for us No one wants to have it happen again—and for that we need a muscular credible NATO troop presence” Estonian leaders reason that a permanent military presence would deter Russia from attacking No-one knows for certain though what Russian calculations might be Russia’s leaders for example might calculate that NATO would be unwilling to risk full-blown war to protect a peripheral ally The tensions in the Baltics date back to 2008 when Russia responded to Georgia’s plans to join NATO by backing secessionist movements in the breakaway provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia Russian military aircraft began demonstrations of power over Georgia while both it and the United States began holding military exercises In August 2008 amidst growing tensions insurgents from the two provinces began fighting Georgian troops From the crisis Baltic leaders say Moscow showed it could inflict punitive costs on adversaries without facing western retaliation: Abkhazia and South Ossetia have in practice ceded from Georgia to Russia Last year as Russia’s intervention in Ukraine gathered momentum the fears in Estonia and its Baltic neighbours gathered momentum “From our centuries of experience” says Jarno Laur the deputy mayor of Estonia’s second city of Tartu “we’ve learned that nothing good ever comes from Russia” Hanso like other Estonian leaders believes the best prospect of restraining Russia lies in the stringent economic sanctions imposed after its Ukraine intervention “The sanctions have hurt some Estonian industries like dairy products which had a big market in Russia” he says “It is a small price to pay though for our country’s security and independence” Few in Europe are willing to bet on where things might go from here His economic agenda derailed by sanctions and plumetting global oil prices Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nationalist rhetoric has been sharpening steadily Europe for its part is increasingly unwilling to appease Russia’s strategic concerns Though neither side wants war mis-steps and miscalculation could easily lead to that outcome “Let’s put it this way” says Eiki Nestor speaker of Estonia’s parliament “it’s not great to be a nut between two great millstones Its better to become part of one and we are clear which one we do not want to be part of” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Dubai | Published: September 15 2017 12:25 pm The arrests of apparent Islamist sympathizers and critics of the crown prince have thrown an already anxious kingdom into deep unease raising questions about the country’s steadiness as speculation mounts that the crown prince also known as MBS could soon replace his father as king (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar File) Top News When news broke of a possible breakthrough in an impasse that has pitted Qatar against its Arab neighbors for the past three months one of Saudi Arabia’s most well-known clerics expressed his support for reconciliation in a tweet to his more than 14 million followers “May God bring their hearts together for the good of their people” Salman al-Ouda wrote garnering 15000 likes 13000 retweets and nearly 2000 responses Within hours of his post Saturday the cleric was detained sparking the start of a crackdown in which at least 30 people have been rounded up in recent days as apparent Islamist sympathizers and critics of the crown prince according to Saudi rights activists Among those reportedly detained was Awad al-Qarni another popular cleric who was banned from writing on Twitter in March on charges he spread content on social media that could jeopardize public order and provoke public opinion The arrests have thrown an already anxious kingdom into deeper unease raising questions about the country’s steadiness amid mounting speculation that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also known as MBS could soon replace his father as king Saudi rights activists say the arrests are being carried out by agents of the State Security Presidency a new body whose forces report directly to the king Previously they were under the scope of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef — the former crown prince who was plucked out of the line of succession in June to make way for MBS The former crown prince was also removed from his post as the country’s longtime security czar Within days of the contentious ouster which did not have the full backing of senior royals King Salman stripped the Interior Ministry of its broad powers relegating its work to traffic fines drug enforcement and passport control The Interior Ministry was essentially stripped of its teeth as the most feared security apparatus in the country Political risk consultancy Eurasia Group estimates that “in the near future” King Salman could relinquish power to MBS giving the aging monarch an opportunity to oversee a potentially fraught transition while he’s still alive The spate of arrests this week could be seen as an attempt by MBS to show strength ahead of such a move It also helps appease ultraconservative Salafi Saudi clerics known as Wahhabis who disagree with Islamist calls for Western-style ballot box democracy They have also been rankled by aspects of the 32-year-old crown prince’s reform agenda known as Vision 2030 Saudi Arabia’s council of state-backed Wahhabi clerics said on Twitter after the arrests that the country was founded on the Quran and the words and actions of the Prophet Muhammad “so there is no place for political parties or ideologies” To generate more income and appeal to an antsy population of mostly young people MBS is encouraging Saudis to spend more of their money locally on entertainment like once-banned musical concerts He is also behind plans for the development of a semi-autonomous Red Sea resort destination where the kingdom’s strict dress codes and gender segregation rules would not be enforced The crackdown is the clearest sign yet that the 32-year-old crown prince is taking policy cues from the more experienced Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed said Lori Boghardt senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy The United Arab Emirates — home to liberal and tourist friendly destinations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai — is often held up as a model for Gulf countries looking to modernize It has also cracked down the hardest on Islamists in the Gulf “The big takeaway from the arrests is that MBS is following the path of MBZ as many suspected” said Boghardt referring to Mohammed bin Zayed by his nickname in policy circles “The UAE’s stability model is useful for us to keep in mind when we’re trying to make sense of what’s happening in Saudi” she added Saudi Arabia and the UAE brand the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization They view the group’s political aspirations its calls for elections and its members’ pledges of allegiance as a threat to their dynastic rule Qatar’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoots has made it an outlier among US-allied Gulf countries Together the two crown princes are leading the diplomatic assault on Qatar that began in early June With backing from Egypt and Bahrain the quartet has unleashed an unprecedented attack on Qatar’s leadership accusing it of supporting terrorism backing extremists in the region and plotting unrest throughout the Middle East Qatar denies the allegations and says the moves are politically motivated Al-Ouda the detained cleric has in the past described the Saudi-backed ouster of Egypt’s Islamist government as “a coup” — putting him at odds with his own government As Arab Spring uprisings sprouted across the region in 2011 his opinions about democracy made him an anomaly in a country where hard-line Wahhabi clerics are pillars of support for the kingdom’s absolute monarchy His Snapchat following YouTube views and overall social media profile mushroomed Al-Ouda is no stranger to the dangers of being associated with politically disruptive Islamist ideals In the 90s he spent five years in prison for his alliance with Saudi Arabia’s Islamist Sahwa movement Others arrested in this week’s crackdown include writers a poet intellectuals and two women according to lists being circulated on social media by Saudi activists The Associated Press could not independently verify the arrests and the government has yet to confirm the names of detainees The arrests however appear to have been confirmed in a vague statement published by the state-run news agency Tuesday The statement said arrests were made after the State Security Presidency monitored the activities of a group of people acting “for the benefit of foreign parties against the security of the kingdom and its interests” The National newspaper based in Abu Dhabi ran an opinion piece by writer Hassan Hassan saying the arrests signal that anything short of unequivocal support for Saudi Arabia’s position toward Qatar would not be tolerated “As pro-government Saudis see it those figures have learned how to tiptoe over red lines to express adversarial religious and political positions without the risk of punishment” he wrote “Authorities want to put an end to the situation” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top Newstwitter. 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that’s impossible.” The final order: “Inform the local police and take their help to try and get a lead.will Priyanka Chopra too make a song-n-dance entry? attending lectures,Ammo.