Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jan 21, 2016
The lesson of the DPRK’s latest nuclear test is that talking to North Korea offers a better hope of success than ignoring it. But then, that’s what Beijing has been telling the U.S. for a long time.
George Koo, Retired International Business Consultant and Contributor to Asia Times
Jan 18, 2016
George Koo describes how a treaty between the U.S. and North Korea was within grasp until George W. Bush’s administration halted the proceedings. Since then, dealing with Pyongyang has become a blame game between the U.S. and China.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jan 15, 2016
Washington should propose a “grand bargain” to Pyongyang by formally ending the state of war on the Korean Peninsula, lifting of all except narrowly defined military sanctions against the North, and U.S. diplomatic recognition of the North Korean regime. In exchange, Pyongyang would agree to place its nuclear program under international safeguards and extend diplomatic recognition to South Korea.
Fan Jishe, Professor, the Central Party School of Communist Party of China
Jan 08, 2016
“Strategic Patience” has not served the US well as a policy, nor has a collection of unilaterally pursued sanctions, diplomatic pressure, isolation and military deterrence. Even late in a president’s second term, there is an opportunity to shift gears and seek a new approach.
Li Shaoxian, VP, China Institute of Contemporary Int'l Relations
Aug 24, 2015
The Iranian nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Cooperation Plan of Action, is attributable to foreign policy adjustments by both the US and Iran, and the decision to meet each other half way.
Wu Sike, Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, CPPCC
Aug 20, 2015
The recent agreement hammered out by major powers, the UN and Iran set a powerful example for resolving regional and international problems. The hard work is far from over, as suspicion lingers in Washington, Tehran and some Arab capitals, but the success so far shows that difficult issues can be resolved through negotiation when all parties are sincere about achieving a result.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Jul 31, 2015
Although the recent Iran nuclear agreement is welcome, China and the U.S. have important tasks to perform to keep Iran from becoming a real, as opposed to a virtual, nuclear weapons state. The Iranian model will not apply to Korea and other proliferation challenges given the different elements of these threats.
Yang Jiemian, President Emeritus, Shanghai Institute for International Studies
Jul 28, 2015
As the world becomes increasingly multi-polar, there has been much discussion of a new model for major-power relations and how they might shape a modern world order. The recent breakthrough in negotiations with Iran shows that the idea is moving from rhetoric to reality.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Jul 23, 2015
The most fundamental driving force for the pact is the profound and deepening development toward a multipolar world. Economic globalization has closely integrated the interests of all countries, and the conception of a community of common destiny for all mankind has taken root, replacing the sort of unilateralism most recently practiced by the United States.
Jin Liangxiang, Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Jul 10, 2015
Even an inconclusive agreement will benefit both countries, as US dominance of the global marketplace declines and makes remaining sanctions less workable.