August 01, 2017

The frightening new developments in Trump’s standoff with North Korea, explained

Featuring Mira Rapp-Hooper

Source: Vox

Journalist Alex Ward

North Korea test-fires a new missile. Some of the Pentagon’s most advanced warplanes fly over South Korea in a grim display of strength. Seoul’s new government nervously starts buying new weapons. And here at home, President Donald Trump bashes China for failing to press Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear program.

It’s been a scary few days in Washington’s increasingly scary standoff with North Korea. Taken together, the events illustrate a vexing problem for Trump and key US allies across Asia: how to keep tensions with Pyongyang from escalating out of control without turning a blind eye to North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs.

Read the full article at Vox.


  • Mira Rapp-Hooper

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Mira Rapp-Hooper is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. She is formerly a Fellow with the CSIS Asia Program and Director of the CSIS...