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Carla Freeman

Carla Freeman, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Associate Research Professor of China Studies at SAIS. She is the editor of the recently published volume China and North Korea: Strategic and Policy Perspectives from a Changing China (Palgrave, 2015).

Assessing China’s Leadership in the North Korean Crisis

Assessing China’s Leadership in the North Korean Crisis

The ongoing nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula is testing Beijing’s ability to assume Northeast Asian leadership in the interest of its own security and regional stability. China’s actions over the past several weeks have sought to demonstrate that it is uniquely able to manage crises on the Peninsula, and that it is therefore in [...]

China Ponders: Does the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean North Korea is Next?

China Ponders: Does the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean North Korea is Next?

As news spread in July of the freshly brokered multilateral plan on Iran’s nuclear program, some observers began to speculate that a North Korean nuclear deal might come next. Analysts pinned their hopes on China, as in past moments of optimism, when they suggested that the North Korean ally might be able to help reanimate the Six Party [...]

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