Brahma Chellaney, Professor, Center for Policy Research
Aug 30, 2019
America’s apparent willingness, as part of a deal aimed at forestalling the rise of a new long-range missile threat, to accept a North Korea armed with short- to medium-range missiles is giving Japan the jitters.
Fan Gaoyue, Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Jul 24, 2019
Although denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula remains a priority for China, the US, Russia, and both Koreas, there remain significant gaps to address before the diplomatic process can be successful.
Jul 17, 2019
The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Jun 30, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.
Jun 28, 2019
Senate voted to bar Chinese banks that do business with North Korea from the U.S. banking system—a new source of friction as President Trump and Xi Jinping prepare to meet.
Cui Lei, Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies
Jun 28, 2019
With Xi’s visit to Pyongyang, some observers speculated that he sought to lessen US pressure in exchange for progress on North Korean denuclearization. But China handles North Korea for its own sake and particular reasons, not to “play the North Korea card” in dealing with the US.
An Gang, Research Fellow, Center for International Strategy and Security, Tsinghua University
Jun 28, 2019
Xi’s recent visit to Kim Jong-un affirmed China-North Korea ties—Beijing will not break with Pyongyang to appease the US. However, China can still play a constructive role in encouraging a new round of Xi-Trump talks to lay the foundations for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Jun 26, 2019
The United States is in behind-the-scenes talks with North Korea over a possible third summit and has proposed working-level negotiations that have been stalled since the second such meeting in February, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.
May 29, 2019
North Korea’s entire weapons of mass destruction program violates U.N. Security Council resolutions, the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday, when asked about recent missile launches by Pyongyang.
May 28, 2019
President says he doesn’t think they violate U.N. resolutions, acknowledges disagreement with advisers.