This book identifies how Asia’s major powers have developed military strategies to address their most significant challenges.
A fierce debate is raging in China over the best policy for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
While the sixth nuclear test did not cross a Chinese “red line”, there are actions North Korea could take that would do so.
As a nuclear weapon state and an emerging global power, China can and should take steps to respond constructively to the treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons and to help mitigate the growing international division.
As the world celebrates the International Day of Peace, how can conflict be minimized in the Asia-Pacific, particularly as tensions continue to rise over North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons?
Washington and Pyongyang will eventually need to resume direct talks. With neither party ready for that yet, at first secret contacts will have to be organized in third countries. In the meantime, de-escalation is the order of the day, and Russia one of its unlikely brokers.
The risks of a military conflict with North Korea is growing day by day. Not talking has not slowed North Korea’s advance, and sanctions alone will not achieve the desired result.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
While there is likely some truth to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s point that sanctions against North Korea would not be effective, nonetheless it is mostly a talking point.
North Korea’s motivations for pursuing nuclear capabilities have changed over time, but are rooted in a sense of existential threats coming from outside the regime.