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Is North Korea Exerting 'Asymmetric Leverage' Over China?
December 03, 2018
Is North Korea Exerting 'Asymmetric Leverage' Over China?
What if Pyongyang is using nuclearization as a means to alter the terms of its relationship with China?
Is North Korea Exerting 'Asymmetric Leverage' Over China?
Why China and Russia are Keen for the Korean War to Officially End
October 24, 2018
Why China and Russia are Keen for the Korean War to Officially End
It is no secret that both China and Russia would prefer greater control over circumstances involving the Korean Peninsula.
Why China and Russia are Keen for the Korean War to Officially End
The Risks of Kim's Diplomatic Double Game
October 11, 2018
The Risks of Kim's Diplomatic Double Game
Increased tensions in the South China Sea heightens the risks of Kim Jong Un’s diplomatic double game.
The Risks of Kim's Diplomatic Double Game
Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations
September 08, 2018
Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations
Xi Jinping is putting his stamp on all levels of the Chinese-North Korean relationship.
Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations
North Korea's 'Artistic' Way of Making Foreign Money: Art Sales
August 31, 2018
North Korea's 'Artistic' Way of Making Foreign Money: Art Sales
Amid international sanctions, selling North Korean art is a creative way to bring in foreign currency.
North Korea's 'Artistic' Way of Making Foreign Money: Art Sales
US Announces New Sanctions on Entities Facilitating North Korean Activities
August 17, 2018
US Announces New Sanctions on Entities Facilitating North Korean Activities
The new sanctions come as US-North Korea diplomacy pushes ahead.
US Announces New Sanctions on Entities Facilitating North Korean Activities
North Korea: A Hermit No More
August 01, 2018
North Korea: A Hermit No More
In a striking U-turn, Kim Jong Un has shifted from bellicosity to diplomacy.
North Korea: A Hermit No More
China and North Korea: Still ‘Lips and Teeth’
July 21, 2018
China and North Korea: Still ‘Lips and Teeth’
Those who think the relationship has markedly changed never understood it to begin with.
China and North Korea: Still ‘Lips and Teeth’
China Is Standing in the Way of North Korea Negotiations
July 13, 2018
China Is Standing in the Way of North Korea Negotiations
The solution involves realistic goals, trust building, and the willingness to walk away.
China Is Standing in the Way of North Korea Negotiations
Would Korean Reunification Threaten China?
June 23, 2018
Would Korean Reunification Threaten China?
A view from Beijing on Korean unification.
Would Korean Reunification Threaten China?
China-North Korea Relations After the Trump-Kim Summit
June 19, 2018
China-North Korea Relations After the Trump-Kim Summit
A historical perspective on what US-North Korea rapprochement means for China.
China-North Korea Relations After the Trump-Kim Summit
Kim Jong Un to Make Third Trip to China, One Week After Singapore Summit With Trump
June 19, 2018
Kim Jong Un to Make Third Trip to China, One Week After Singapore Summit With Trump
The North Korea leader will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on the outcomes of the June 12 summit in Singapore.
Kim Jong Un to Make Third Trip to China, One Week After Singapore Summit With Trump
The Trump-Kim Summit: Good News for China
June 13, 2018
The Trump-Kim Summit: Good News for China
China saw its proposals put in motion and its role highlighted by Trump.
The Trump-Kim Summit: Good News for China
North Korea and China, Friends Again?
June 07, 2018
North Korea and China, Friends Again?
How economic engagement with North Korea serves China’s broader strategy in Northeast Asia.
North Korea and China, Friends Again?
How Leaving China in the Dark Helped Doom the Trump-Kim Summit
May 26, 2018
How Leaving China in the Dark Helped Doom the Trump-Kim Summit
Trump's failure to coordinate with China before attempting North Korea diplomacy doomed the endeavor from the start.
How Leaving China in the Dark Helped Doom the Trump-Kim Summit
What Does China Really Think of North Korea?
May 25, 2018
What Does China Really Think of North Korea?
Forget talk of “lips and teeth” -- Chinese contempt for North Korea is palpable.
What Does China Really Think of North Korea?
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