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.
Li Zheng Assistant Research Fellow, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Jia Chunyang Assistant Research Fellow, CICIR
Li Yan Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, CICIR
Feb 13 , 2018
The Trump administration’s aggressive nuclear posture will deal a blow to nuclear non-proliferation.
Fan Gaoyue Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Feb 02 , 2018
The NSS indicates a turn towards a more confrontational United States.
Franz-Stefan Gady Associate Editor, Diplomat
Jan 26 , 2018
When debating possible U.S. limited strikes on North Korea, let us not forget the inherent unpredictability of war.
Jan 25 , 2018
Officials in Beijing were urged to oust what U.S. calls ‘financial facilitators’ for Pyongyang; U.S. also sanctions 16 North Korean agents accused of operating largely in China.
Jan 09 , 2018
North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation of high-ranking officials, athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, according to a senior South Korean official.
Dec 29 , 2017
China said on Thursday there had been no U.N. sanction-breaking oil sales by Chinese ships to North Korea, after a South Korea newspaper said Chinese and North Korean vessels had been illicitly linking up at sea to get oil to North Korea.
Mel Gurtov Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Portland State University
Dec 22 , 2017
China’s proposal of a “freeze for freeze”—a halt in North Korean nuclear and missile tests in return for suspension of provocative U.S.-led military exercises—remains the best one on the table for reducing tensions on the Korean peninsula. Second, keeping nuclear weapons from getting into the wrong hands should be an international responsibility, not a U.S.-China project.
Joseph S. Nye Professor, Harvard University
Dec 20 , 2017
North Korea announced that it has mastered nuclear strike capability and become a full-fledged nuclear state. Like previous US presidents, Donald Trump has said that this state of affairs is intolerable. So now what?
Fu Ying Chair, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Dec 19 , 2017
The Korean nuclear issue has now entered a dangerous stage like a fast train in a dark tunnel. The window for peaceful settlement isn’t completely closed and the current crisis should be turned to an opportunity.