◎ The timing and tempo of the U.S. strategies is vital to ensure mission success.
◎ What we are seeing from Beijing and Pyongyang is textbook communist regime negotiation tactics.
◎ Xi is posturing for the moment, but future action depends on U.S. action.
◎ We believe that a full-blown Sino-U.S. trade war is the catalyst that would set China on the path of tremendous change.
◎ We examine the “worst-case scenario” of what the implementation of U.S. tariffs might mean for America, China, and North Korea.
◎ Trump could still press ahead with tariffs or reduced tariffs on June 15 if there is a lack of mutual trust between the two sides.
◎ We predicted in March after Kim met Xi in Beijing that North Korea would denuclearize and a peace treaty to end the Korean war would be signed.
◎ The new ZTE deal could later be regarded as an important milestone by the U.S. in advancing national security interests in dealings with China.
◎ The Democrats’ demands may end up helping Trump to seal a historic denuclearization and peace deal with Kim Jong Un.