Zhang Tuosheng Director, China Foundation for Int'l Strategic Studies
Jul 05 , 2017
Achieving denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula should be the priority. The major concerns of all parties regarding national security should be understood, and an equilibrium point should be sought regarding security. Effectively managing concerns regarding THAAD is necessary to solve this difficult problem.
Kent Harrington a former senior CIA analyst, served as National Intelligence Officer for East Asia
Jun 23 , 2017
US President Donald Trump’s signature Asia policy – his pledge to stop North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons – should be a clear-cut example of American military resolve. Unfortunately for the region, it has proved to be anything but that.
Yue Li Senior Fellow, Pangoal Institution
Jun 20 , 2017
Moon needs practical and operational measurements and outcomes, as well as ambition and determination to tackle the challenges of inter-Korean relations. And yes, there surely are opportunities and advantages for the South Korea to take. But the government has to be very careful to turn them into positive forces, so that a revival of “Sunshine” isn’t weakened to mere “Moonlight” as the pessimists have predicted.
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
May 19 , 2017
North does not threaten America geographically as two nations do not share a land border, but President Trump apparently is certain that Pyongyang’s weapons programs are Washington’s problem. This prospect has pushed the Trump administration into frenetic if not necessarily productive activity.
Huang Jing Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
May 19 , 2017
China must reconsider its approach to the DPRK nuclear issue, reverse its passive strategic position, and not equate the security of North Korea with the security of the Kim regime. Beijing should openly state that it will neither allow a war in North Korea, nor merely look on while North Korea becomes Northeast Asia’s “Middle East”.
Wang Fudong Assistant Research Fellow, Korea Peninsula Research Institute, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations
May 19 , 2017
The Moon government, with its sensible domestic and foreign policy approaches, is set to foster momentum and real opportunities to take the heat out of the tension in the region. The rest of the world should support and embrace such positive dynamics.
Wu Zurong Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
May 18 , 2017
As economic globalization moves forward and the newly emerged economies become more integrated with the developed ones, the whole world is concentrating on economic development. The main trend of the times is for peace, and against war. The U.S. should give up the idea that a certain degree of controlled tension on the Korean peninsula consolidates its permanent deployment of troops there.
Fan Gaoyue Retired Senior Colonel and Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Mar 15 , 2017
Physically, THAAD serves as an Iron Curtain to intercept incoming missiles from North Korea. Separate national security interests have supplanted Cold War ideology, but THAAD could influence competing alliances and block cooperation among the countries involved in the “Six Party Talks.”
Yang Wenjing Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Mar 27 , 2017
Given the domestic pressures faced by the major players, especially the US, in the near future, we can only expect an extension of the current dilemma.
Zhao Minghao Research Fellow, Charhar Institute
Mar 20 , 2017
A new crisis is brewing on the Korean Peninsula. In mid-February, North Korea conducted an intermediate-range ballistic missile test. On March 1, the United States and South Korea began a joint military exercise that is unprecedented in scale and intensity.