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North Korea and Mar-a-Lago: Did It Make Any Difference?

North Korea and Mar-a-Lago: Did It Make Any Difference?

(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 [...]

Cooperate or Else!: North Korea at Mar-A-Lago

Cooperate or Else!: North Korea at Mar-A-Lago

Speaking with the Financial Times this weekend, US President Donald Trump discussed the perennial dilemma of US-China cooperation on North Korea with his typical bluntness: “China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t. And if they do that will be very good for China, and if they don’t it won’t be good for anyone.” [...]

The “China Factor”

The “China Factor”

A new round of shadowboxing appears to have begun in Washington over North Korea policy in the wake of Pyongyang’s two latest nuclear tests and unrelenting series of missile tests. For some time, the Obama administration’s policy of “strategic patience” has found few defenders apart from its architects, and there is now a general consensus [...]

China’s North Korea Policy: Backtracking from Sunnylands?

China’s North Korea Policy: Backtracking from Sunnylands?

In recent months, China has affected a sterner disposition toward North Korea, reflecting growing frustration with its errant neighbor. But despite Chinese President Xi Jinping’s stronger rhetoric on denuclearization during his summit discussions with US President Barack Obama at Sunnylands, Beijing’s policy is still based upon the strategic [...]

The Sunnylands Summit: Keeping North Korea in Perspective

The Sunnylands Summit: Keeping North Korea in Perspective

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 [...]

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