America Must Choose Between a Trade War or a North Korea Deal

June 28, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Asia Tags: ChinaNorth KoreaNuclearwarXi JinpingTrade War

America Must Choose Between a Trade War or a North Korea Deal

China is always a convenient scapegoat for whatever ails America, but at this moment Beijing’s help is particularly badly needed.

Lyle J. Goldstein is professor of strategy in the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) at the United States Naval War College in Newport RI. You can reach him at [email protected]. The opinions in his columns are entirely his own and do not reflect the official assessments of the U.S. Navy or any other agency of the U.S. Government.

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by ?Vice President Mike Pence?, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, delivers remarks before signing a memorandum on intellectual property tariffs on high-tech goods from China, at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst