June 22-24, 2022, Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Journalist Fellow Alex Ward was featured daily in POLITICO‘s The Inbox for “South Korea Sours on China,” “South Korea Signals Rapprochement with Japan,” and “Bolstered U.S. Military Presence Possible in Asia.” Based on continued conversations with South Korean experts and officials while in Seoul, Ward shares his insights on China’s declining popularity in South Korea, President Yoon Seok Yoel’s administration’s desire for rapprochement with Japan, and potential for the United States to send military assets to East Asia if North Korea conducts another nuclear test.