Alan D. RombergAlan D. Romberg is a Distinguished Fellow and Director of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank that studies peace and security challenges around the world. He served in the U.S. Department of State for over 27 years, including as Deputy Spokesman of the Department and Principal Deputy Director of Policy Planning.
(Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China) Whether measured in terms of a week, a day, a few hours or even ten minutes, while the outcome of the Mar-a-Lago summit between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping cannot yet be characterized as a breakthrough, it certainly was not the acrimonious [...]
Reports on the Sunnylands Summit between Xi Jinping and Barack Obama last week have hailed progress in Sino-American cooperation on North Korea. That’s fair enough, but to understand what that progress consisted of—and what it did not—it might be useful to step back for a moment and place it in the context of recent history. For a period [...]