It is early to assume South Korea and the U.S. will be on the same page.
Two international strongmen, President Trump and Chinese President Xi, have so far made numerous comments that focus on putting their national interests first in all areas.
Between the American president and Kim Jong Un, the risk of escalation is likely. Most desirable, however, would be real dialogue in the region.
It seems clear that the U.S. will continue to opt against military action, at least for now.
Korea cannot remain defensive anymore; we need to be more proactive in our response.
Although North Korea may celebrate the 105th anniversary of its founder Kim Il Sung on April 15 by conducting a nuclear or missile test, President Donald Trump has ordered the deployment of a naval battle group to the Korean Peninsula. The warning to the Pyongyang regime is clear. It can also be seen as a sign of [Read more]
A pre-emptive strike is an irresponsible and reckless idea that asks us to risk a second Korean War to remove a potential threat to America.
On the morning of April 5, North Korea fired a ballistic missile off its east coast. The missile, which was launched from the port city of Shinpo, Hamgyong-namdo, flew about 60 kilometers (about 4 miles) and plunged into the North’s eastern waters. The projectile is likely to be the “Pukguksong-2,” an [Read more]
China needs to have a plan to prepare for war on the Korean Peninsula.
The paranoia and administrative chaos in the White House and State Department are so intense that the first authoritative reports and responses following the tests didn’t come from Washington.