Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Sep 26, 2017
It is inaccurate to accuse Trump of breaking with decades of U.S. deterrence policy for his threat to totally destroy North Korea. He may have been more blunt than any of his predecessors since Eisenhower left office, but his warning of total destruction was merely an updated version of Ike’s massive retaliation doctrine—this time applied to North Korea instead of the Soviet Union.
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.
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.
Sep 05, 2017
Even before North Korea detonated its most powerful nuclear bomb yet, Japan was calling for moves to cut off its oil supply.Afterward, U.S. President Donald Tru
Jun 26, 2017
During a week when the world has again been reminded of the depravity of the North Korean regime, given its likely role in the death of Otto Warmbier, it is important nonetheless to evaluate any possible opportunity for capping and ultimately dismantling North Korea’s nuclear and long-range missile forces with an open mind.
Yue Li, Senior Fellow, Pangoal Institution
Jun 20, 2017
Moon needs practical and operational measurements and outcomes, as well as ambition and determination to tackle the challenges of inter-Korean relations. And yes, there surely are opportunities and advantages for the South Korea to take. But the government has to be very careful to turn them into positive forces, so that a revival of “Sunshine” isn’t weakened to mere “Moonlight” as the pessimists have predicted.
Jan 16, 2016
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit China later this month for talks on issues including the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the State Department said Friday.