Fan Jishe Senior Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Jul 20 , 2017
Outsourcing the North Korea issue to China has never worked, and it is less likely to work this time. There is no doubt that China's cooperation and coordination is important and perhaps indispensable, but the ongoing rising tension is making the totally unwanted bombing option only more likely unless Trump gets more creative.
Hazel Smith Professorial Research Associate, SOAS, University of London
Jun 30 , 2017
Why can’t the United States achieve its policy aims in North Korea? The main reason that the United States has failed to achieve its objectives is because it has tied its own hands behind its back - abjuring the use of diplomacy, that most classic of the instruments of state, even when diplomacy could help it to achieve national interest goals.
Amitai Etzioni Professor, International Relations at The George Washington University
May 02 , 2017
A salience-based bargain considers the salience each country considers as its core interest. When applied to China-U.S. relations, it could be helpful in making concessions on both sides in order to come to an agreement on dealing with North Korea.
Wu Zhenglong Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Apr 27 , 2017
The US policy of “maximum pressure” without seeking regime change gives both sides more room to negotiate, but China’s “dual-track approach” still offers more hope for a win-win resolution.
Kerry Brown Professor of Chinese Studies, Lau China Institute at King's College, London
Apr 05 , 2017
At a time of such global confusion, it is not Brexit, Syria’s civil war, Russian assertiveness or China’s games in the South China Sea that consistently make the newspaper headlines, but the antics and brinkmanship of a state led by a man in his early thirties who is the third generation of a Communist family cult.
Ted Galen Carpenter Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Mar 24 , 2017
Washington’s hawkish posturing is not likely to induce Beijing to incur the risks of greatly increasing its pressure on the North Korean regime. The first step would be to meet Beijing’s longstanding call for Washington to engage Pyongyang in serious, bilateral negotiations.
Fan Gaoyue Retired Senior Colonel and Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Feb 27 , 2017
Participants in the Six Party Talks can take four paths to progress: Make denuclearization of the Peninsula their collective top priority; make a military strike an option as talks resume; initiate peace treaty talks concurrently; and take confidence-building steps to make negotiations more inviting.
Yang Xiyu Senior Fellow, China Institute of Int'l Studies
Jan 17 , 2017
Chaos on the Korean Peninsula would have a direct and far-reaching impact on the security environment of China. China push for the principle of “no war, no chaos and no nuclear weapons” on the Peninsula will become even stronger amid uncertainties posed by the election of Donald Trump and the planned tests by the DPRK.
Yin Chengde Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Sep 27 , 2016
In the face of risks and disagreements, the two sides should restart negotiations, and sincerely embark on the road of resolving both the unsettled state of war from the 1950s and the current stalemate over the THAAD deployment in South Korea.
Hu Bo Senior Fellow of the Pangoal Institution
Sep 22 , 2016
Since North Korea conducts nuclear tests frequently and countries like the U.S., Japan, South Korea have strengthened their military deployments in and around the Korean Peninsula, China is facing unprecedented difficulties and challenges there.