Clifford Kiracofe Former Senior Staff Member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Mar 12 , 2019
In the wake of the Trump-Kim Summit, the US and the North Korean sides must undertake some deep reflection and must maintain contact. All is not yet lost. Recovery from the setback is possible and desirable.
Philip Cunningham Independent Scholar
Mar 08 , 2019
Kim Jong Un’s secretive train journey from North Korea to Vietnam ultimately represents a win for China. Traversing the entire country, Kim had only to look out the window to realize that China is a viable alternative to the US when it comes to brokering political survival.
Fan Jishe Senior Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Mar 06 , 2019
Although the two sides left the Hanoi Summit emptyhanded, it nonetheless set a positive tone for a possible future deal — especially if both sides give their diplomats a chance to conduct working-level negotiations, rather than expecting meetings between top leaders to resolve a host of complex issues.
An Gang Research Fellow, Center for International Strategy and Security, Tsinghua University
Mar 06 , 2019
It seems that North Korea and the United States both harbor misjudgments about the other’s views on denuclearization, and neither has fully prepared for the responsibilities that come with denuclearizing. All the while, the window of time for fruitful negotiations in the future is narrowing.
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Mar 05 , 2019
The Trump-Kim negotiations were cut short last week before a breakthrough agreement could be made. The United States and North Korea are not the only party with an interest in the proceedings— South Korea, China, and Russia also have stakes in peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Paul Haenle Director, Carnegie–Tsinghua Center
Lucas Tcheyan Research Analyst, Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Mar 04 , 2019
A comparison of the U.S.’s strategic positioning before the Singapore summit and today.
Yoon Young-kwan Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Seoul National University
Feb 28 , 2019
It is time to adopt a broader, more comprehensive framework for assessing the results of US-North Korean diplomacy.
Minxin Pei Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Feb 28 , 2019
Why was Hanoi, Vietnam, chosen as the venue for the second Trump-Kim summit? Maybe because Trump and his advisers want to show Kim that Vietnam, a country that once fought a war with the U.S., transformed itself into a prospering economy by embracing capitalism and friendly relations with the U.S. But a clever choice of venue won’t be enough to seal the deal.
Le Hong Hiep Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore
Feb 27 , 2019
Rapidly growing and still authoritarian, Vietnam is an obviously attractive model for North Korea.
Grant T. Harris Former Senior Director for African Affairs at the White House
Feb 26 , 2019
Trump’s foolish naiveté on North Korea will reverse years of American efforts.