It was not easy for the China-South Korea relationship to reach today’s depth and range. If the North Korean nuclear tests and American selfishness ruined it, it would be exactly what North Korea and America want.
Now the danger of a regime systematically focused on resorting to threats for its survival could have serious security consequences in the Asia-Pacific.
<i>China cannot do what the U.S., Korea and Japan should be doing. The U.S. and North Korea have always been hostile toward one another, and this has resulted in the current nuclear problem. China cannot, and should not, turn its own relationship with North Korea into a hostile relationship. Wen Zhong's thoughts on [Read more]
There is much that North Korea wishes of the United States, but as the United States is accountable to South Korea and Japan and thus cannot deal with North Korea directly, it wrongly leaves the task to others.
From North Korea to Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Syria, to Ukraine, eastern Europe and the South China Sea, Obama’s presidency has been a bust, setting back American and western interests for years.
The recent geopolitical situation of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia has moved away from direct confrontation to the conversation phase. A Korea-China-Japan summit is scheduled to happen shortly after the U.S.-Korea summit, and the possibility of a Korea-Japan summit is becoming more real. In addition, the [Read more]
At the same time that the North Korean regime is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party with great fanfare, Seoul and Washington are looking into possible solutions and new sanctions that could be taken against Pyongyang, which is acting as unpredictably as ever. A few days from the [Read more]
Last September, Washington, D.C. observed its historic month of diplomacy. Pope Francis, although a religious figure, delivered a speech regarding the fight against poverty and climate change — all international and political issues — during his first visit to the U.S., where he addressed the joint session of [Read more]
The North Korean nuclear problem is an urgent one.