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.
A fierce debate is raging in China over the best policy for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
To reduce danger, we need less bombast and better communication.
While the sixth nuclear test did not cross a Chinese “red line”, there are actions North Korea could take that would do so.