A goodwill gesture to Trump ordered on the eve of the Mar-a-Lago summit—but will it be enough?
China has few attractive options regarding North Korea.
Make no mistake: these anti-missile upgrades ultimately represent a failure on Beijing’s part to rein in its ally.
China, predictably, isn’t happy. Neither is Russia.
Beijing’s unwillingness/inability to keep North Korea in line leaves it sidelined.
The development is going to be especially problematic for China.
Since North Korea conducted a nuclear test in early January, we have watched Japan and South Korea move closer to the United States and to each other.
How will the U.S. and South Korea respond?
Japan and South Korea have been calling on Beijing to step up the pressure on Pyongyang.
Analysts expect Kim to officially declare his country to be a nuclear power next month.