Zhang Chi

Zhang Chi

Lieutenant Colonel Zhang Chi is an associate professor at the Centre of Strategic Studies at the National Defence University of the People’s Liberation Army in Beijing

The US must take North Korea’s security worries seriously
It is hoped that the US-North Korea summit, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, will produce a historic outcome. But a critical question that remains unanswered is whether the international community, including the United States, is well prepared for the summit. In other words, is Washington ready to negotiate an agreement with Pyongyang for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula? The answer, perhaps, is “no.” The reason is pretty simple: so far, the US has not figured out an appropriate way to address Pyongyang’s legitimate security concerns. Hence, although President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong-un have sincere hopes for the summit, there are uncertainties and challenges over whe