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In event of NK contingency? (II)
Despite years of speculation, there is no evidence that suggests the U.S. and China have agreed on an action plan in the event of sudden unrest in North Korea. However, it has its own long-running storyline that goes back to the year 2009.
New US-China Cold War
Just short of calling it a “Cold War,” the U.S. formally announced the onset of a new Cold War with China, with the public announcement of the “United States Strategic Approach to the People's Republic of China," May 20. South Korea may try to disown such a notion or demote the significance of the report, signed by President Trump, because that would indicate a geopolitical d...
Kim Jong-un, a liability
North Korea is a country that invites misunderstanding. The disappearance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been creating commotion not just in South Korea, but around the world. The security implication is, understandably, huge. North Korea is a nuclear state. A power vacuum could incite violent turbulence in the region. However, when the dust finally settles, all the h...
Moon's 'golden rule' with ASEAN
Putting aside all the pleasantries about the South Korea-ASEAN summit, it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty of it. I had a few occasions recently to observe and study the South Korea-ASEAN relationship, including attending a forum in Kuala Lumpur, a beautiful city in Malaysia. The closed-door forum was meant to enrich ideas for the South Korea-ASEAN summit that we just s...
China-N. Korea ties under Trump
With “Trump America” in place now, one of the areas that the East Asian geopolitical analysts pay attention to is how the Trump variable would enter into Sino-North Korea relations.