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"How the US' North Korea policy has failed over the last 30 years"by Chung-in Moon
"Linchpin under strain"by Kathleen Stephens
"China could take a leaf out of US containment policy and keep its own hard communist ideology in check"by Tom Plate
"Diplomats taking a stand"by Kathleen Stephens
"To end the Hong Kong protests, the Chinese leadership must blink first and offer to negotiate"by Tom Plate
"Breaking the North Korean nuclear stalemate"by Chung-in Moon
"Fostering a global public sphere in real time: transpacific Skype seminars as a teaching strategy with implications for citizenship and identity"by Tom Plate
"Hong Kong: The Rise and Fall of One Country Two Systems"by Bill Overholt
"America is living under the threat of a Mao-like figure – Donald Trump"by Tom Plate
"The protests can end constructively for Hong Kong and Beijing, but neither side is showing the courage required"by Tom Plate
"From US-China trade war to ‘foreign interference', the nation-state system is ailing and needs a reset"by Tom Plate
"[Interview] The importance of diplomacy in reducing tensions with N. Korea"by Siegfried Hecker, Chung-in Moon
"The optimistic case for a US-North Korea deal, explained by a top South Korean official"by Chung-in Moon
"If China believes the US has grown soft, its military leaders should read James 'Mad Dog' Mattis' book"by Tom Plate
"Lessons to be Learned from Negotiating with North Korea"by Robert Gallucci
"China can play more active role in mediating Japan-South Korea spat"by Chung-in Moon
"Why China and the US need to worry about the war on think tanks and free thought"by Tom Plate
"Trump is right to not flap the wings of the American eagle in China’s face over Hong Kong"by Tom Plate
"A Bitter Pill for South Korea and Japan"by Spencer Kim
"Washington should stop shooting its mouth off about Hong Kong, when even Donald Trump is being sensible"by Tom Plate
"We Are Teetering on the Edge of a Hinge Point With North Korea"by Siegfried Hecker
"Can Australia overcome its China fears to manage its balancing act in the western Pacific?"by Tom Plate
"Is the China model a threat?"by Bill Overholt
"Machismo has no place in relations between mighty China and tiny, isolated Taiwan"by Tom Plate
"To win the 'battle for Hong Kong', Beijing must stop treating it as just another Chinese city"by Tom Plate
"Why Xi Jinping is courting Kim Jong-un"by John Delury
"This June 4, perhaps the US should forget Tiananmen, if we are ever to move on from anger and recrimination"by Tom Plate
"The Tyranny of time"by Spencer Kim
"How new-found trust between the Vatican and Beijing should inspire Chinese and US trade negotiators"by Tom Plate
"Moon Chung-In on economic cooperation and unification - NKNews Podcast Ep.71"by NK News
"Younger Okinawans' view of U.S. bases isn't black and white"by Charles Morrison
"Why the mum of Stanford admissions scandal student Yusi Zhao is mother of the year in my books"by Tom Plate
"The world can think its way out of a US-China deadlock, starting by reading Singapore’s Kishore Mahbubani"by Tom Plate
"America’s latest ‘red scare’ is overblown. China is not intent on world domination"by Tom Plate
"Trade war lesson: when you can't ignore China, learn to be patient and work with the Chinese"by Tom Plate
"In memory of PCI board member, Fumio Matsuoi"by KYODO
"The next stage of the Korean peace process – Why Seoul remains optimistic after Hanoi"by Chung-in Moon
"Donald Trump’s embattled presidency will take its toll – and not just on America"by Tom Plate
"South Korea Can Save the Nuclear Talks : After Hanoi, Back to Seoul"by John Delury
"After Hanoi: Lessons Learned"by Dr. Robert Gallucci
"In Kim Jong Un’s world, many clocks on the wall"by Keith Luse
"Japan, Korea: End the Suffering Contest"by Spencer Kim
"Why China’s model of development offers Asia an alternative playbook and need not inspire fear in the US"by Tom Plate
"Kim Ready to Accept Inspection of Nuclear Plant, Adviser Says"by Youkyung Lee
"There are no viable options except engagement in dealing with North Korea"by John Dale Grover
"China and the US are moving away from cooperation and towards more denunciations of capitalism and socialism "by Tom Plate
"Trump doesn't understand even the basics of national intelligence"by Gregory F. Treverton
"The Real Danger in Foreign Policy "by Spencer Kim
"China and America: The Age of RealistGeoeconomics "by William H. Overholt
"Living History with AmbassadorKathleen Stephens – Part I "by Kathleen Stephens
"Wang Qishan could be the new face of Chinese pragmatism after Zhu Rongji – and a voice of reassurance for the West"by Tom Plate
"Why China and Taiwan should set their sights on 2072 for implementing an agreement on unification"by Tom Plate
"Op-Ed by Fumio Matsuo"by Fumio Matsuo
"America’s China hawks, anti-mainland Hongkongers, and the Putin calendar: why 2019 would be a better year without them"by Tom Plate
"How to break stalemate on Korean Peninsula"by Chung-in Moon
"US-China cold war’s paranoid nationalism is spilling onto university campuses, hurting Chinese students"by Tom Plate
"The Korean Legacy of President George H.W. Bush"by Kathleen Stephens
"In memory of George H.W. Bush"by Spencer Kim
"With a trade war truce, China must make good on its promise to the US to review its economic policies"by Tom Plate
"Myths and Misconceptions in U.S.-China Relations"by William Overholt
"Xi and Trump have both made their point. It’s time to end the posturing, and the trade war"by Tom Plate
"In America - China's vital 'hinterland province' - the midterm elections are also a vote on the troubled Sino-US relationship"by Tom Plate
"There's no way out if US sees North Korea through its frame"by Chung-in Moon
"To Beijing: don’t hold Hong Kong too tight if you want 'one country, two systems' to succeed"by Tom Plate
"What the Brett Kavanaugh controversy can teach China about feminism and social change"by Tom Plate
"Kim Jong-Un has a dream. The U.S. should help him realize it"by John Delury
"With China and the US invested in a divided Korean peninsula, South Korean president Moon Jae-in is on his own as peacemaker"by Tom Plate
"the Start of Peace and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula"by Seok-hyun Hong
"Inside the Dispute Derailing Nuclear Talks With North Korea"by Chung-in Moon
"Criticism of China by Malaysia's Mahathir resonates around East Asia, and with Beijing"by Tom Plate
"Seoul Deploys Secret Weapon to Sell North Korea Engagement"by Chung-in Moon
"The West is getting China wrong"by William Overholt
"In the US-China trade war, where is the bilateral humanity and the listening ear?"by Tom Plate
"North Korea: Liaison Offices - The First Time"by Lynn Turk
"Will President Trump's "Deal" diplomacy produce a "new history"?"by Fumio Matsuo
"Former US Chief spook does U-turn on denuclearization" by NorthEast Asia article featuring Dr. Gregory Treverton's conversation with Chung-in Moon
"The danger of speed: why China and the US must learn to watch first, then respond"by Tom Plate
"Door opens for North Korea's Kim"by Charles E. Morrison
"There Were No Losers at the Singapore Summit-What Critics of the U.S. - North Korean Meeting Get Wrong"by Chung-in Moon
"Why so much Western disdain for the Trump-Kim summit's successes in Singapore?"by Tom Plate
Chung-in Moon's interview with Amanpour CNN
"The U.S. cannot pull this off alone"by Chung-in Moon
Tom Plate's interview with Singapore Prime Minister Lee
"How Singapore's 'smart power' can inspire China-US relations in the run-up to the Trump-Kim summit"by Tom Plate
"Hope for peace on the Peninsula is not in vain"by William Overholt
"In the end, peace in Korea will rest on Koreans themselves - not the US or China"by Tom Plate
"Former South Korea special envoy: Why I'm hopeful about North Korea"by Seok-hyun Hong
"Playing with fire: why are Donald Trump and Xi Jinping whipping up nationalist fervour?"by Tom Plate
"Why North Korea will give up its nukes"by Spencer Kim
"Panmunjom Spring"by John Delury
"A real path to peace on the Korean Peninsula"by Chung-in Moon
CNN Amanpour interview with Chung-in Moon
"Why China should care about its image in the West"by Tom Plate
"It's a long way from trade tariffs to war, but China and the US must act as grown-ups to steer relations"by Tom Plate
"Trump and Kim Jong Un should form an alliance"by Seok-hyun Hong
"North Korea has US hawks and doves all aflutter"by Tom Plate
"Xi Jingping as president beyond 2023 may be good for China"by Tom Plate
"Why the Catholic Church is right to pursue a deal on bishops with communist China"by Tom Plate
NBC Sunday Today with Willie Geist featuring former Congressman Pete McCloskey
"Peaceful Pyeongchang Olympics can lead to lasting peace"by Chung-in Moon
Amanpour on PBS featuring Professor Chung-in Moon
"North Korea - US fear risks squandering the chance for peace"by John Delury
"As America heads back to a future of small-minded thinking, can China seize the chance to lead?"by Tom Plate
"Getting to know the real Xi Jinping could mean preventing a conflict"by Tom Plate
"Trump's mind and reality show within: why China should worry"by Tom Plate
"Xi Jinping is not making history - history is making him"by Tom Plate
"Don't jump if the wall is too high"by Spencer Kim
"If American and Chinese youth believe in closer Sino-US ties under Trump, it's time the experts did as well"by Tom Plate
"Trump's new North Korea strategy might actually work"by Seok-hyun Hong
"Can China's ideology tsar, Wang Huning, be the steading hand in Sino-Us relations?"by Tom Plate
"The North Korean Threat: War, Deterrence and Diplomacy"by Robert L. Gallucci
"North Korean nuclear challenge and the Moon government strategy"by Chung-In Moon
"With cowboy Trump leading trigger-happy America, should the world worry?"by Tom Plate
"What do North Korea and an octopus have in common? More than you think"by Tom Plate
"Is US military ready in Asia?"by Tom Plate
"A US Navy caught is no joke, and no reason for China cheer"by Tom Plate
"Danger of reckless threats"by James T. Laney
"The North Korea Standoff: Have We Been Here Before?"by James A. Thomson
"From ex-US marine"by Pete McCloskey
"No one, whether in the US or North Korea, has the moral right to drive the world to nuclear war"by Tom Plate
"A crusading US media in the age of Trump is a recipe for disaster."by Tom Plate
"Time for talks with North Korea" Chairman Don Gregg's interview with the TIME.com
"How India border stand-off gives China a chance to burnish its global image"by Jerome Cohen
"Good planning, good luck and good trip"by Spencer Kim
"China and the US are destined for war, if literary alarmists have their way"by Tom Plate
"Breaking the frame"by Spencer Kim
"Lee Kuan Yew's squabbling children are tarnishing his legacy."by Tom Plate
"Beijing should give Hong Kong some space if it wants to boost China's global credibility"by Tom Plate
"Change: a fast, disorienting opportunity"by Spencer Kim
"Donald Trump's moves on North Korea and China defy convention, but who says they can’t be right?"by Tom Plate
"Why Donald Trump's escapes to Mar-a-Lago are good for America and the rest of the world"by Tom Plate
"Arguments for war"by Chung-in Moon
"If Today’s Geopolitical Trends Continue, This Is What Our Future Could Look Like"by Greg Treverton
"The Great Betrayal"by Bill Overholt
"Why the US needs China to succeed, and vice versa"by Tom Plate
"How the Xi-Trump summit can rebuild Sino-US trust and bring stability to the Korean peninsula"by Tom Plate
"Learning when to say yes and no"by Chung-in Moon
"Think again, China"by Tom Plate
"US-China collaboration on N. Korea"by Tom Plate
"Judicial Supremacy"by Pete McCloskey
"A true security president"by Moon Chung-in
"Global economy looks to Asia for growth-inducing microeconomic reform"by Mari Pangestu
"RCEP is more than TPP-lite"by Mari Pangestu
"Why China should reach out to the US to counter Kim Jong-un"by Tom Plate
"With hawkish Navarro as US trade tsar"by Tom Plate
"Duterte, democracy, and defense"by Bill Overholt
Professor Chung-in Moon’s interview with NTI on NK nuke
"Trump comes up short - for better and for worse"by Tom Plate
"Thaad's balance sheet"by Chung-in Moon
"A proactive plan for the North"by Spencer Kim
"China should beware the trap set by 'dumb Trump'"by Tom Plate
"Advice to Pyongyang"by Chung-in Moon
"China Can Lead in 2017"by Tom Plate
"Underwater drone spat shows why China-US relations are tense –and can only get worse under Trump"by Tom Plate
"One phone call won’t change US policy on Taiwan – or relations with China"by Tom Plate
"We stick labels on China"by Tom Plate
"The coin has two sides"by Spencer Kim
"Duterte's 'pivot' to China"by Tom Plate
"Gunboat Diplomacy"by Tom Plate
"End the Tug of War"by Yu-Jie Chen and Jerome A. Cohen
"'No First Use' and the Peninsula"by Chung-In Moon
"Why ‘macho'Putin has the lead over Xi when it comes to American minds"by Tom Plate
"Diplomacy never too late to curb NK nuke"by Chung-in Moon and Stephan Haggard
"The Singapore political system may prove a difficult model for China, whatever the West thinks"by Tom Plate
"Time may be right for a Northeast Asia nuclear-weapon-free zone"by Chung-in Moon
"Blame it all on China – US and Britain playing a dangerous game with turn to scapegoating"by Tom Plate
"China against the world: A tale of pride and prejudice"by Tom Plate
"Our dangerously defensive leader"by Chung-in Moon
"Basis for a breakthrough in Pyongyang statement?"by Chung-in Moon
"Like it or not, UNCLOS arbitration is legally binding for China"by Jerry Cohen
"Why marxism is getting a second look, however skeptically"by Tom Plate
"Let's hope Hong Kong bookseller saga does not mean the end of 'one country, two systems'"by Tom Plate
"Why the world needs boring but effective leaders like Hu Jintao, rather than trumpeting swans and political peacocks"by Tom Plate
"Is there a way for Beijing to save face after the South China Sea arbitration ruling"by Jerome Cohen
"Headlong into Iran"by Chung-In Moon
A Japan-US reconciliation through "wreath-laying diplomacy"by Fumio Matsuo
"Big Secret on Climate Deal"by Tom Plate
"Dark Windshields"by Spencer H. Kim
"The Republican Conventions of 1968 and 2016"by Pete McCloskey
"Leadership in Asia: Personal Impressions"by Tom Plate
"Can Korea Survive US-China Rivalry?"by William H. Overholt
"Prepare a creative exit strategy"by Chung-in Moon
"If it cares about its global standing, China should allay concerns about Hong Kong's missing booksellers"by Tom Plate
"Malaysia and Mahathir"by Tom Plate
"In the end, Pope Francic' 'kowtow diplomacy' towards China will show itself to be smart diplomacy"by Tom Plate
"A Looming Crisis for China’s Legal System"by Jerome Cohen
"Why the case of the Hong Kong booksellers is more of a worry than China"by Tom Plate
"Why no one takes responsibility"by Chung-In Moon
"Why Xi Jinping remains an international man of mystery to most in the US"by Tom Plate
"China's courts continue to silence critics of party policies"by Jerome Cohen
"North Korea still stable despite external vulnerabilities"by Chung-in Moon
"Political leadership is not for parlour intellectuals"by Tom Plate
"Benefits of Mount Kumgang tour"by Chung-in Moon
"For good Sino-US relations, the Americans must learn to listen, while the Chinese must learn to talk"by Tom Plate
"Price of Complacency"by Spencer Kim
Representation at the PCI dinnerby Sang-seok Lee
Of Dinners and Dealsby Tom Plate
Opening Path to Unificationby Chung-in Moon
Why the Iran Deal Could Work for North Koreaby Chung-in Moon
No Magnanimity, No Unificationby Spencer Kim
China needs to deploy a more silken touch with its neighboursby Tom Plate
The politics of China's anti-corruption campaginby William Overholt
We should not incite continued criticism by China and South Koreaby Fumio Matsuo
Amid the economic and political storsmby Tom Plate
Korea Delivers Culture Shockby Spencer Kim
Three People Who Never Give Upby Tom Plate
Big Ideas, Small Stepsby Chung-in Moon
Mr. Honda Goes to Washingtonby Spencer H. Kim
Rep. Kim Sings Praises of Free Tradeby Spencer H. Kim
Dispelling Discord between Japan and the U.S. is an Urgent Taskby Fumio Matsuo
Demand Better of Powerby Spencer H. Kim
Dealing with Tragedyby Donald Gregg
Lesson from George Washingtonby Spencer Kim
Dialogue is only way to change North Korea - Chairman Donald Gregg Interview with YonHap
Shocking, But Not a Game Changer: Unraveling Regime Dynamics in Post-Jang North Koreaby Chung-in Moon
Obama visit a double-edged swordby Chung-in Moon
Is Kim Jon Un The Reformer, And The Executed Uncle Jang Seong-Taek The Reactionary?by Chung-in Moon
The President Knows the Answerby Chung-in Moon
Hard Work by Jerome A. Cohen and Margaret K. Lewis
President Should Reach Out to Political Foesby Spencer H. Kim
Interview on Chairman Donald Gregg
The View from Beijingby Chung-in Moon
Criminal Justice in Chinaby Jerome A. Cohen
Loose Endsby Jerome A. Cohen
The scoop on print media tragediesby Tom Plate
Time for command transfer is nowby Chung-in Moon
Headed toward a summitby Chung-in Moon
Keys to Successful Summit with Xiby Chung-in Moon
President Obama's Edsel problemby Don Gregg
United States not without blameby Chung-in Moon
Interview on Bill Overholt
Park can better tackle NK issueby Don Gregg
Sympathy for the devil – how best to deal with NKby Spencer H. Kim
Understanding NK's motivationsby Chung-in Moon
A 'New Model' for engaging North Koreaby Spencer Kim
"The god that failed ― and then was gone"by Tom Plate
"Incentives for North Korea's soft landing"by Chung-in Moon and John Delury
"Will Kim's death aid US ties?"by Don Gregg
"Our cash-strapped ally"by Chung-in Moon
"The Limits of Certainty"by Chung-in Moon
"Our Overly Patient Ally"by Chung-in Moon
"Can Korea 'hedge' between US and China?" - William Overholt's interview with The Korea Times
"Don't overestimate China's rise"by Chung-in Moon
Uproar over Secret Inter-Korean Meetings
PCI board member Amb. Don Gregg's interview with the Hankyoreh Daily on Park Chung-hee's Legacy (English)
PCI board member Amb. Don Gregg's interview with the Hankyoreh Daily on Park Chung-hee's Legacy (Korean)
No Time for Nukesby Chung-in Moon
DPRK Economic Delegation Visit, March 19 – April 3, 2011
U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Opens New Business Opportunities.by Spencer Kim
PCI Board Members' interview with the Hankyoreh Daily on North Korea Policy
PCI 이사, 한겨레 신문 한반도 정세 좌담회
Good News and Bad News from the Korean Peninsulaby Donald Gregg
U.S. Policy toward North Korea: The impact of united assumptionsby Frederick F.Carriere
Japan Reacts to North Korea's Shelling of South Korea's Yeonpyeong Islandby Ko Shioya
Conversations with Mahathir Mohamad
Is the Korean Peninsula on the Brink of War? An Interview with Chung-in Moon
2011, It is time for a 'Change in Thinking' in Our Rough-And-Ready China Policyby Chung-in Moon
2010, What to do about North Koreaby Donald P. Gregg
2010, Is China' s Post-Crisis Growth Sustainable?by William H. Overholt
2010, Entrepreneurs, Jobs and Asiaby Spencer H. Kim
2010, Masters of Misunderstanding Masters of Mistimingby Spencer H. Kim
2010, Sympathy for the Devilby Spencer H. Kim