Politicians and pundits are overplaying China's influence over Kim Jong-Un.
China could win unprecedented global credibility by emerging as the champion of an international effort that fixes the North Korea problem once and for all. Does it have the moxie?
North Korea's legitimacy derives almost wholly from its subjects’ perception of perfect strength and resolve. This makes it harder for Pyongyang to back down.
For a man who likes to be called 'outstanding leader' and 'brilliant comrade', Kim Jong-un is strangely unwilling to strut his stuff on the world stage.