The Trump administration is expected to release its nuclear policy review at the end of this year, which could make nuclear deterrence a central pillar of U.S. national security.
While North Korea was at the top of the list of issues to discuss during President Donald Trump’s first official visit to China, it remains to be seen how much substantive progress was made on deescalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.
The risk of an inadvertent nuclear war is rising because of the entanglement of non-nuclear weapons with nuclear weapons and their command-and-control capabilities.
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.
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.
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.