Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Apr 06 , 2018
China’s involvement in the negotiation process with North Korea and in the ultimate implementation of any agreement is essential. It will take serious effort to develop policies, organizations, and processes that simultaneously satisfy the DPRK, Beijing, and America. That just makes it more important that multilateral discussions begin on these issues.
Sampson Oppedisano Executive Assistant to the Dean, The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy
Apr 04 , 2018
To China, North Korea has remained, though a thorn in its side at points, a check against Western powers in the region, namely the United States. As with climate change, this the North Korea conundrum is a valuable opportunity for China to continue to prove its desire to become more involved in global crises and continue to showcase its “peaceful rise” in the global community.
Paul Haenle Director, Carnegie–Tsinghua Center
Apr 03 , 2018
China appeared increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of South Korea and the United States in the lead and in control of the direction of diplomacy with North Korea. Now, Xi has had the opportunity to influence the terms of any future agreement.
Zha Daojiong Professor, Peking University
Apr 03 , 2018
Extensive official news reporting about the trip says very little about anything resembling mutual commitment.
Su Xiaohui Deputy Director of Int'l & Strategic Studies, CIIS
Apr 03 , 2018
The positive changes in the past few months have vindicated China’s ideas.
Fan Gaoyue Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Mar 13 , 2018
Parties concerned should seize the opportunity to resume dialogue on denuclearization.
Ted Galen Carpenter Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Mar 05 , 2018
South Korea may discover the inherent, potentially tragic, drawback of relying on the security protection that a distant great power provides. Crucial decisions about the ROK’s future will be made in Washington, not Seoul.
Mel Gurtov Senior Editor of Asian Perspective
Mar 02 , 2018
Has the U.S. position on how to deal with North Korea actually changed?
Troy Stangarone Senior Director, Korea Economic Institute of America
Feb 27 , 2018
South Korea’s efforts to have North Korea participate in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics may have yielded an opportunity for dialogue in the form of Kim Jong-un’s recent summit invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. If President Moon accepts, a South-North summit could provide an opportunity to test whether diplomacy can resolve the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.