Ramesh Thakur Director of the Center for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament at Australian National University
Mar 15 , 2018
Optimism about this turn of events must be tempered with cautious realism. North Korea is the nuclear problem from hell. Neither South Korea nor the United States can control the narrative; definitions of success or failure are highly relative; and Trump must enter the talks with no exit strategy.
Fan Gaoyue Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Mar 13 , 2018
Parties concerned should seize the opportunity to resume dialogue on denuclearization.
Clifford Kiracofe Former Senior Staff Member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Mar 13 , 2018
Can the Olympic spirit lead to a diplomatic process that will effectively promote peace and development in Northeast Asia?
Fan Jishe Senior Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Mar 12 , 2018
Will the proposed meeting between Trump and Kim be "possible progress" or "false hope"?
Mel Gurtov Senior Editor of Asian Perspective
Mar 02 , 2018
Has the U.S. position on how to deal with North Korea actually changed?
Indira Ravindran Adjunct Professor, Webster University
May 12 , 2014
Any visitor to Dandong’s waterfront can tell that China offers a humanitarian and economic lifeline to DPRK. However, it is unclear to experts and laymen alike just how much political influence Beijing wields over Pyongyang, writes Indira P. Ravindran.
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jan 09 , 2014
North Korea has never been an easy ally for the People’s Republic of China. With the execution of Jang Song-taek, Kim Jong-un’s uncle and supposed mentor, Beijing’s uncertain clout in Pyongyang is at risk.
Bonnie S. Glaser Senior Adviser for Asia, CSIS
Sep 19 , 2013
As the United States and China have been working to build a new type of great power relationship, North Korean policy has often been a point of debate. Bonnie Glaser outlines the importance of Pyongyang to the strengthening of Sino-US relations.
Yoon Young-kwan Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Seoul National University
Jul 10 , 2013
The time has come for China to rebalance its traditional geostrategic interests with its new role as a global leader – and that means adopting a policy of disciplined engagement toward North Korea. Only then will an internationally coordinated response to the North's nuclear ambitions be possible.
George Koo Board Member, New America Media
Jun 10 , 2013
One of the main breakthroughs from the informal summit between the leaders of China and the US was that Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping did agree to work together on keeping North Korea in check and the Korean peninsula nuclear free, writes George Koo.