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, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government , 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.
Maria Rosaria Coduti, PhD Candidate at the University of Sheffield
Feb 26, 2019
President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un will soon meet in Hanoi. In order to “build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula,” the second summit will require the two actors to sit at the negotiation table with clear, realistic ideas about the scope of the discussion.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jun 26, 2018
Commentary following the historic Singapore Summit between American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un framed the meeting as a tremendous success for President Xi Jinping, with results that leave China’s path to hegemony in the Asia-Pacific clear. But another thesis has also reared its head: that the summit’s peaceful outcome has created new obstacles for the PRC.
Cui Lei, Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies
Jun 22, 2018
A denuclearized North Korea? Don’t hold your breath.
Brahma Chellaney, Professor, Center for Policy Research
Jun 21, 2018
The specter of a U.S.-China trade war should not distract us from paying critical attention to what Beijing might have gained from the recent summit in Singapore on North Korea’s denuclearization. In fact, China is positioning itself to reap diplomatic dividends from what promises to be a long road to denuclearize North Korea.