There is a way through the Trump-Kim meeting that would satisfy demands on both sides – and keep South Korea and Japan reliant on the US
Each of the two has a personal and strategic interest in reaching an agreement. They can no longer stop the game that they have started.
“With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat” (John Milton)
Even though the UK is currently weakened by Brexit, May showed true British stubborness during her visit in China and did not bow down to their demands
In different ways, Macron and Xi exemplify the rise of individual authority and personal aura over party politics
Conflict with North Korea is too often assumed to be an all or nothing issue, with nuclear Armageddon as the inevitable result
Shared values or interests between China and the West will be few and far between in the coming years
It seems that China is now reaching out to America to prevent it being castigated at a global summit
As the EU-China Summit opens in Brussels today, is there now a common ground on which the two can come together?
Trump’s hard-nosed approach to North Korea is likely to have played a role in the election of a South Korean president who takes a softer view of Pyongyang, and who opposes US intervention