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Why North Korea Is Angered by ‘Libya Model’ in Nuclear Talks

When North Korea suddenly threw a historic summit meeting with the United States into question on Wednesday, it cited — five times — the fate of another country and another leader, half a world away, as an example of why no one [...]
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North Korean Threats Are ‘Splash of Cold Water’ on Expectations for Talks

The press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was hardly more forthcoming. “If they want to meet, we’ll be ready,” she told reporters on Wednesday, “and if they don’t, that’s O.K., too.” She said the White House “fully [...]
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Tensions erupt among Trump trade officials ahead of China talks

6 days ago | 0 comment
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro (second from left) leaves his hotel in Beijing on May 4. On Wednesday, he wasn’t named on a Treasury Department list of U.S. officials [...]
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North Korea Postpones Talks With South Korea; Decision Is Surprise

1 week ago | 0 comment
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea indefinitely postponed high-level talks with South Korea scheduled for Wednesday, citing a joint South Korean-United States air force drill, South Korean officials said. Senior officials from the two [...]
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On U.S.-North Korea Talks, China May Hold the Cards

2 weeks ago | 0 comment
DANDONG, China — Along the Chinese border with North Korea, the evidence of Beijing’s leverage in the coming talks between President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, is everywhere. Footage of China’s president, [...]
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U.S.-China Trade Talks End With Strong Demands, but Few Signs of a Deal

3 weeks ago | 0 comment
Here are the highlights of the demands: China must … ■ Cut its trade surplus by $ 100 billion in the 12 months starting in June, and by another $ 100 billion in the following 12 months. ■ Halt all subsidies to advanced manufacturing [...]
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In Talks With Kim Jong-un, South Korean Leader Will Keep One Eye on Trump

4 weeks ago | 0 comment
Mr. Trump’s national security team, by contrast, has insisted that North Korea must scrap its weapons programs before any relief from the sanctions that isolate the nation can be granted. And they say that “substantial dismantlement” [...]
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China, Feeling Left Out, Has Plenty to Worry About in North Korea-U.S. Talks

1 month ago | 0 comment
“The loss of prestige is a big problem for China and Xi, who wants everyone else to view China as an essential actor of international relations, especially in the Northeast Asian context,” said Zhang Baohui, a professor of international [...]
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Kim Jong-un’s China Visit Strengthens His Hand in Nuclear Talks

2 months ago | 0 comment
In images and in words, Mr. Kim and Mr. Xi signaled that they had repaired the relationship between their countries, which had soured as Mr. Kim had accelerated his nuclear program and Mr. Xi had responded by endorsing — and enforcing [...]
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Taliban’s Rare Silence on Talks Charges Up a New Peace Conference

2 months ago | 0 comment
The offer on the table, made by President Ashraf Ghani, included recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political party, passports for their officials, an office in Kabul or somewhere else they preferred, the release of Taliban prisoners [...]