Colin Moreshead Graduate Fellow of East Asian Studies, Yale University
Aug 16 , 2017
As the North Korean regime conducts more advanced missile testing and the U.S. and its allies ramp up rhetoric and weaponry, China must steer all parties toward peace. By focusing on achieving non-proliferation and regional stability, Xi Jinping’s nation can lead the Asian Pacific away from the brink of war.
Yoon Young-kwan Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Seoul National University
Aug 15 , 2017
So far, the war between US President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un over the latter’s nuclear program has been fought only in words. But each turn of the rhetorical screw deepens the risk that, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, “jaw-jaw” could turn into “war-war.”
Minxin Pei Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Aug 14 , 2017
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un says the United States will pay a “thousand-fold for all the heinous crimes” it has committed against his country. US President Donald Trump warns that North Korea will experience “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Kim threatens to fire four missiles at the US territory of Guam. Trump promises that Kim “will truly regret it” and “regret it fast” if he follows through on that threat, or issues another.
Zhao Minghao Research Fellow, Charhar Institute
Aug 11 , 2017
Donald Trump is running out of patience with North Korea. Using heated language unusual for a US president, Trump recently warned that if Pyongyang threatens to
Aug 11 , 2017
If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to overthrow
Michael Green Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS
Aug 11 , 2017
If the Kim regime were to collapse, the United States and China would have common ground for cooperation. Without more technical and forthcoming exchanges, however, the shock of sudden change in the North could result in mutual mistrust and antagonism, reflecting the underlying divergence in American and Chinese long-term geopolitical objectives for the region as a whole.
Li Zheng Assistant Researcher, CICIR
Sun Chenghao Assistant Research Fellow, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Aug 08 , 2017
Since North Korea is nearing its ultimate goal of possessing full capabilities of nuclear deterrence toward the United States, we might expect China to be more rational and confident, and return to the negotiation table. Doing so will reduce North Korea’s hostility towards the U.S. and other countries.
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Aug 07 , 2017
If U.S. policy is determined by passion, ignorance, and myopia, the prospects of maintaining a peaceful relationship are far lower. President Trump is not a stupid man, but until he seeks to educate himself he risks acting stupidly. Then the cost for both nations, and most of Asia, could be quite high.
Aug 03 , 2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on August 1 in Washington that the U.S. does not seek to topple the North Korean government and would like dialogue with Pyongyang at some point.
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.