EXPERT SERIES Podcast, Oriana Mastro: Trump - Kim Summit: China's Perspective
Paul was joined on the Expert Series by Pentagon China Analyst and Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro, to discuss last week’s historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. Dr. Mastro’s work is focused on analyzing strategic developments in Asia from the perspective of the Chinese and ascertaining what drives their strategy and rationale on critical security issues.
In this discussion, Dr. Mastro describes the relationship between China and North Korea and what each party is trying to accomplish bilaterally, and with other powers that have an interest in the region. Regarding the Trump-Kim Summit, she explains how it went exactly the way China hoped it would, and in a way, exactly how they orchestrated it.