The perception that the United States is seeking the removal of the North Korean and Iranian governments has negative effects that remain underappreciated in Washington
Despite spending tens of billions of dollars on missile defense over the last 30 years, the United States remains unable to shoot down North Korean ICBMs.
During U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to China, U.S. officials will be looking to see what Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech to the 19th Party Congress means for solving security issues and growing the global economy.
The gap between the Chinese and U.S. views on North Korea is too deep and fundamental, and any illusion it can be bridged in a relatively short period of time will only set the two powers on a path to collision with each other.
If President Donald Trump wants to make his upcoming Beijing summit meeting with President Xi Jinping successful, it is time to take a step back and reflect on his overall approach to solicit China’s cooperation.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia will focus on reinforcing U.S. alliances and advancing economic objectives. Trump should also use his Asia trip to seize historic opportunities for the United States in the Asia-Pacific region.
Could a president’s overconfidence in U.S. defensive systems lead to deadly miscalculation and nuclear armageddon? Yes, it could.
How the U.S. responds to North Korea will be watched closely by its allies in the Middle East.
The upcoming 19th Party Congress and top political appointments will determine what course China will take in the future under President Xi Jinping’s leadership.
Trump has correctly put the North Korea crisis at the top of the international agenda, but on almost every other aspect of Crisis Management 101, he is failing the course—and the consequences could be deadly.