Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea at the Panmunjom Summit in April 2018, setting the stage for President Trump’s meeting with Kim in June, which China will be watching closely.
China made clear through Kim’s visit that it will not be sidelined in important conversations and developments on the future of the Korean Peninsula. Now, Xi has had the opportunity to influence the terms of any future agreement.
The chance of military conflict on the Korean Peninsula remains very high and there is no clear path to resolution of the situation.
Paul Haenle sat down with Jia Qingguo, to discuss recent shifts in regional geopolitics, debates around Chinese leverage over North Korea, and developments that could lead to greater U.S.-China cooperation to resolve the issue.
The draft Nuclear Posture Review of the Donald Trump administration presents Washington's intention to use US nuclear weapons as a hegemonic tool again.
Four years after recording the first episode of the podcast, U.S. former national security advisor Stephen Hadley joined Paul Haenle again on the 100th episode to discuss how U.S. foreign policy has adapted to new realities in the bilateral relationship amidst a shifting global order.
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.