onsdag 27. januar 2016

John Kerry's Beijing reality check

Secretary of State John Kerry's diplomatic hot streak faces a major reality check. He lands in Beijing aiming to convince a reluctant China to ratchet up pressure and punishments on its recalcitrant nuclear-armed ally North Korea. But the limits of American influence with a rising regional giant, questions over just how much influence even China has over North Korea's unpredictable behavior and the administration's own ebbing time and political capital make the chance of meaningful progress on one of the word's most vexing security threats a long shot. Read more