Will President Trump's first foreign policy test be in Asia?

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Barack Obama warned Donald Trump about trouble from North Korea, and his prediction is coming true. With North Korea's missile tests and America's missile defenses, China says they're like trains accelerating toward one another. China itself feels threatened, and South Korea, where the defenses are being installed, has just kicked its president out of office. Meantime, North Korea's Kim Jung Un appears to have orchestrated the public assassination of his half-brother. Is all this building up to a regional crisis? 



  • Shihoko Goto - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - @GotoEastAsia
  • James Acton - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - @james_acton32
  • Sung Won Sohn - Professor of Finance and Economics, Loyola Marymount University
  • David Sanger - Pulitzer Prize-winning White House and national security correspondent for the New York Times, author of “New Cold Wars: China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and America’s Struggle to Defend The West” - @SangerNYT


Warren Olney