Why US-China Cooperation is Important in Dealing With North Korea

October 27, 2016

US-China cooperation and a coherent strategy are necessary to roll back the nuclear ambitions of North Korea. In response to North Korea’s fifth nuclear test in September, Chinese and American diplomats are negotiating sanctions to limit the nation’s energy trade, according to sources at...

The Time Has Come for China to Rein in Kim Jong-Un

January 20, 2016

With its claim of testing a hydrogen bomb, North Korea hopes for a ticket back to the negotiating table. It isn’t unusual for the new year to be seen in with a bang, but when, on January 6, North Korea claimed it had successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb, reactions of an entirely unseasonal...

North Korea is Walking a Fine Line

January 11, 2016

By failing to notify China beforehand, the North Korean test of a hydrogen bomb heralds a new era of aggressiveness. On January 6, North Korea announced that it had successfully conducted a test on its first hydrogen bomb. The world’s major powers were quick in condemning this action as...

China Must Pull the Plug on North Korea

October 13, 2015

Is China’s perception of stability on the Korean Peninsula changing? On September 3, China’s Victory Day celebrations unveiled a turning point in northeast Asian relations: South Korean President Park Geun-hye was present, while her North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un was not. Kim’s...