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, Member of Academic Committee of Huazhi Institute for Global Governance, Nanjing University
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.
Richard Javad Heydarian, Professorial Chairholder in Geopolitics, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Apr 24, 2018
Richard Heydarian, recently returned from a trip to North Korea, argues that the Kim regime has returned to the negotiating table out of a fortuitous combination of greater confidence, mastery of the nuclear cycle, and vulnerability, as sanctions begin to undermine the economic viability of the country.
Peter Bittner, Editorial Assistant, The Diplomat
Apr 19, 2018
Why is the Mongolian capital now apparently at the top of the list for the Trump and Kim to meet to sort out their differences? Well, it appears that both North Korea and the United States may have very good reasons.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Apr 17, 2018
The ball is in Trump’s court now.