Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Apr 24 , 2019
Xi Jinping is expected to make a trip to Pyongyang in the coming weeks. Between the unpredictable U.S.-North Korea relationship, the tumultuous China-U.S. trade war, and strengthening Washington-Moscow ties, Xi has many reasons to make a long-awaited visit his unpredictable neighbor.
Yang Wenjing Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Apr 24 , 2019
Despite Trump’s diplomacy, North Korea will likely keep its nuclear capabilities while seeking more economic integration. This will pose complications for China, as either the US or other regional powers will pursue greater deterrence against a de facto nuclear North Korea.
Apr 23 , 2019
Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korea state media have confirmed.
Apr 18 , 2019
Leader Kim Jong Un is signaling a firmer stance toward the U.S. following the breakdown of denuclearization talks.
Apr 09 , 2019
Move comes despite breakdown in nuclear talks with U.S., and is seen as a potential signal of economic support for Pyongyang.
Mar 22 , 2019
The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, the first such steps since a U.S.-North Korean summit collapsed last month.
Mar 15 , 2019
North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, news reports from the North’s capital on Friday quoted a senior diplomat as saying.
Cui Liru Senior Researcher, Taihe Institute
Mar 14 , 2019
To truly understand what led to the collapse of the second Trump-Kim summit, one must assess the context and values of each party involved.
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.