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Recent moves by North Korea have created a spike in tensions and have led to calls for China to exert its influence on Pyongyang. But is that a realistic request? What is the nature of the relationship between China and North Korea? And does China really have a significant influence on the actions of the government of Kim Jong-un? Those questions and more are addressed in this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.


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Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The mission of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is to ensure that informed engagement remains the cornerstone of U.S.-China relations.  Read more

North Korea International Documentation Project

The North Korea International Documentation Project serves as an informational clearinghouse on North Korea for the scholarly and policymaking communities, disseminating documents on the DPRK from its former communist allies that provide valuable insight into the actions and nature of the North Korean state. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more