Howard Stoffer, Associate Professor of National Security, University of New Haven
Jun 09, 2017
Doing nothing is not an option. Taking limited steps in the Security Council like the June 2nd U.N. resolution, while welcome, still lack substantive action to drastically alter the security situation on the peninsula. The hair trigger for a misstep and disaster grows tighter every day that Kim Jung-un remains unbound and unrestrained.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Jun 07, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ speech used the Shangri-La Asia Security Dialogue as a platform to criticize some Chinese actions, but also offer options for cooperation regarding Korea. He reassured allies, reaffirmed alliances, and expressed a generally cooperative stance to resolving international challenges.
Tian Shichen, Founder & President, Global Governance Institution
May 31, 2017
As expected, China may face criticism at this year’s Shangri-La Asia Security Summit in Singapore. While the U.S. may strike a balance in the keynote policy speech by Defense Secretary James Mattis, Japan is likely to wage a PR campaign against China.
Andrew Ludwig, Junior Fellow of Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
May 29, 2017
The lack of clarity and consistency in the Trump administration’s approach to Asia is creating a security dilemma in the region. U.S. action and inaction has left room for a possible arms race and further instability in the region. The United States must begin consistent policy of engagement and a clear strategic approach in Asia in order to quell the budding security dilemma the current atmosphere presents.
Elizabeth Wishnick, Professor, Political Science at Montclair State University
May 29, 2017
Though the election of Donald Trump at first seemed likely to change the U.S.-Russia-China strategic triangle, relations between the countries have largely remained where they were under Obama. If you remember your geometry lessons, we now have an isosceles triangle—China occupies the pivotal position at the top and has better relations with both Russia and the United States than they have with each other.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
May 15, 2017
The nature of Washington’s alliance network was always based on the assumption that the United States was firmly in charge of policy decisions. The risk inherent to America’s allies from that arrangement is now becoming increasingly evident.
He Yafei, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Apr 12, 2017
Mar-a-Lago summit has offered predictability and sense of direction for the bilateral ties.
Sep 15, 2016
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart that China opposes "unhelpful" unilateral sanctions on North Korea but will work within the United Nations to formulate a necessary response to its fifth nuclear test.
AP, The Associated Press
Sep 12, 2016
China says the United States has inflamed the conflict on the Korean Peninsula and must carry the burden of ending it in the wake of North Korea's fifth nuclear test.
Sep 12, 2016
North Korea is ready to conduct an additional nuclear test at any time, South Korea's Defence Ministry said on Monday, three days after the reclusive North's fifth test drew widespread condemnation.