China and Conflict on the Korean Peninsula: The Return of the Great Powers Conference in Leeds

On July 3, I’ll be giving a paper at a conference of historians and policy makers at the University of Leeds on a subject near and dear to the hearts of many readers. The abstract follows: The Korean peninsula is regarded as northeast Asia’s key flashpoint, not only for inter-Korean violence, but possible US-China conflict. As the North Korean leadership continues to push forward with … Continue reading China and Conflict on the Korean Peninsula: The Return of the Great Powers Conference in Leeds

Clinton on North Korea

Meanwhile, Huanqiu Shibao puts out a long article headlining that US-South Korea joint exercises are “the largest since 1976” and that “statements by both U.S. and North Korea grow increasingly fierce” [美韩34年来最大规模军演今开幕 美朝互递狠话], and another hotly commented editorial telling the U.S. to keep its nose out of the South China Sea disputes. Continue reading Clinton on North Korea