Richard Weitz Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Sep 27 , 2017
Beijing and Washington do not want Iran or North Korea to possess nuclear weapons, test ballistic missiles, or engage in WMD proliferation. Despite their overlapping positions, the differences between the Trump and Xi administrations regarding these issues have been growing. Confidence-building and stability-enhancing measures could narrow these differences.
Richard Javad Heydarian author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China, and the Struggle for Western Pacific"
Sep 27 , 2017
For years, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has come under fire for its supposed inefficacy and muted response to major flashpoints in its own backyard. Yet, the rekindled tension on the Korean Peninsula, which is threatening regional security across the Asia-Pacific region, has forced the regional body to take a tougher stance. ASEAN is in a unique position to facilitate the return of conflicting parties to the negotiating table.
Jin Liangxiang Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Sep 26 , 2017
Instead of repeating the same mistakes it made with North Korea’s nuclear program with Iran’s, the US should learn from them.
Yasheng Huang Professor, MIT’s Sloan School of Management
Sep 25 , 2017
North Korea is one of the most insular countries in the world. That insularity is a curse for the long-suffering North Korean people, but an advantage for a sanction-based strategy, because only one country is needed to make it work: China.
Sep 22 , 2017
Donald Trump has issued a new executive order that expands US sanctions on North Korea’s shipping, banking, ports and manufacturing. Trump also claimed Ch
Martin Edwards Associate Professor, Seton Hall University
Sep 21 , 2017
Why the international community should not celebrate the unanimous vote to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea: Pyongyang is not without options in responding to the sanctions. It is essential that the international community comes to grips with some very uncomfortable truths about the next phase of the North Korean crisis.
Sep 20 , 2017
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have agreed “to maximise pressure” on North Korea, the White House has announced, as the US president prepares to use hi
Yun Sun Senior Associate with the East Asia Program, Henry L. Stimson Center
Sep 21 , 2017
China is stuck between a rock and a hard place on North Korea, but any change in the country’s policy towards North Korea would require a fundamental change in China’s cost-benefit analysis of the current situation. More provocations by North Korea won’t change China’s policy, unless they are bound to lead to a war. Without understanding this crucial point, the world will continue to be disappointed by the insufficiency of the Chinese response.
Cui Lei Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies
Sep 19 , 2017
Key stakeholders in the North Korean issue need to recognize that Pyongyang is and will remain a nuclear power. Negotiations can proceed from that basis.
Dan Steinbock Founder, Difference Group
Sep 18 , 2017
As the US policy strategy has failed in the Korean Peninsula, ominous scenarios cast a shadow over the region - and the chance for peace.