Why Yoon Suk-yeol’s failings at home hamstring his foreign policy
The president has been unable to create momentum and change the narrative surrounding his administration
Two weeks after his much-derided trip to the U.N. General Assembly, London and Ottawa, President Yoon Suk-yeol continues to hemorrhage public support.
As ever, much of the decline in his approval ratings appears due to forces entirely within his control. At the General Assembly, Yoon seemingly called U.S. lawmakers “bastards” in a hot mic incident the administration quickly tried to say never happened, then attacked the media for threatening “national security” when suppression failed.
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