Peter Bittner Editorial Assistant, The Diplomat
Jun 06 , 2018
While China may not have the power to bring North Korea and the United States together for talks, Beijing’s role in a lasting peace agreement cannot be understated. If President Trump is not attentive to China’s priorities on the Korean Peninsula, he will not get far with the North Korean regime in negotiations.
Yang Wenjing Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
May 30 , 2018
With North Korea enjoying an improvement in its international environment, especially warming relations with China, it feels that the time has come to push back against the US.
Bill Emmott Former editor-in-chief of The Economist
May 28 , 2018
Cancelling the summit makes the US look unreasonable and gives the initiative to China.
Ma Shikun Senior Journalist, the People’s Daily
May 24 , 2018
As the more powerful of the two countries, it falls to the US to compromise so the summit can be a success.
Sampson Oppedisano Executive Assistant to the Dean, The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy
May 21 , 2018
In recent weeks, the world has witnessed what was thought to be virtually impossible. Not only a thawing of tensions between North and South Korea, but what seems to be a rapid move towards opening and rebuilding of diplomatic relations between the two.
Ted Galen Carpenter Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
May 09 , 2018
The initial steps that Kim and Moon have taken are encouraging, and they provide the foundation for a lasting peace on the Peninsula. But they are just initial steps, and many thorny obstacles remain.
Zhang Tuosheng Director of Research, China Foundation for International Strategic Studies
May 07 , 2018
There are several possible outcomes to the DPRK nuclear issue.
Troy Stangarone Senior Director, Korea Economic Institute of America
May 03 , 2018
If the summit with South Korean President Moon opened the door to a denuclearized North Korea, it will be up to President Trump to close the deal on denuclearization. The Panmunjom Declaration is intentionally ambiguous in some regards and any agreement reached at the Trump-Kim summit will be about top down aspirations, rather than a detailed agreement. However, if the summit is successful, there are certain elements we should look for in any agreement, as Troy Stangarone describes.
Darcie Draudt non-resident James A. Kelly Korean Studies fellow, Pacific Forum CSIS
May 02 , 2018
If we’re optimistic about the outcomes from last week’s monumental inter-Korean summit, the positive overtures North Korean leader Kim Jong-un seems to be making bode well for the Korean Peninsula. In anticipation of the upcoming Trump-Kim summit, American negotiators should note that being a bit more cautious with expectations and drawing lessons from past Korean negotiating behavior could lead to lasting change on the peninsula.
Wang Fudong Assistant Research Fellow, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Apr 27 , 2018
This is the first time Kim Jong-Un, as the top leader of DPRK, has formally announced a nuclear/missile freeze, showing its sincerity to participate in denuclearization talks.