Jin Liangxiang Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Oct 24 , 2017
Trump’s new strategy might have little legal effect on the Iran nuclear deal, but it will undermine it politically, and exacerbate many regional problems.
Fan Jishe Senior Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Oct 20 , 2017
Trump has failed to learn from the success of the Iran nuclear deal and to apply those lessons to North Korea. His failure risks the future of nonproliferation.
Ma Shikun Senior Journalist, the People’s Daily
Oct 11 , 2017
The threats of military force and sanctions have failed to produce the desired outcomes. It is imperative that the Trump administration listen to reason and take a pragmatic approach.
Samuel S. Kim Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University
Sep 01 , 2017
To follow a common security approach that recognizes the interrelations and interdependencies between countries, Washington must step back and reassess the moral and practical implications of its foreign-policy commandment “Do as I say, Not as I do” when it comes to nuclear weapons.
Ryan Mitchell Assistant Professor of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sep 01 , 2017
In many ways, the current nuclear standoff between North Korea and the U.S. can be traced back to the former’s inclusion into the UN in 1991. Establishing a geopolitically neutral “federation” among the Koreas would actually be a viable path of compromise.
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.
Peter Moody Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
May 29 , 2017
Particularly after the election of the progressive Moon Jae-in as president of South Korea, it is opportune to consider whether American policy toward the North is due for a radical rethinking.
Daniel Ikenson Director, Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies
May 15 , 2017
Affirmative findings would give the president statutory authority to raise import barriers to protect domestic sources. But invoking national security to justify protectionism is an extreme measure—the “nuclear option” of international trade law—that would generate some undesirable consequences for U.S.-China relations, as well as for the rules-based trading system itself.