The first meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping was intended to focus on trade and economic relations between the two countries. The agenda changed when North Korea launched a med-range missile just days before the scheduled summit in Florida. Following the test fire, the Trump administration signaled it was prepared to deal with North Korea, with or without help from China. CSIS’s Korea expert Victor Cha says that China is both a part of the solution and a part of the problem when it comes to handling the unpredictable North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un. Cha joins Soledad O’Brien for a conversation on the growing nuclear threat, the importance of China and where the Trump administration goes from here.

Related Videos

  • Who’s really paying? Trump’s trade war, explained

    June 8, 2019

    Who’s really paying? Trump’s trade war, explained

    June 8, 2019

    President Trump shows no signs of backing off of his trade war with China. Soledad sits do...

    Watch now
  • Head of Iowa Farmers: Tariff Tension Could Be “Ruinous” on American Ag for Decades

    April 7, 2018

    Head of Iowa Farmers: Tariff Tension Could Be “Ruinous” on American Ag for Decades

    April 7, 2018

    Rising tension between the U.S. and China over tariffs has America’s heartland worried abo...

    Watch now
  • Nat’l Security Expert: Twitter Diplomacy Concerning

    January 14, 2017

    Nat’l Security Expert: Twitter Diplomacy Concerning

    January 14, 2017

    After months of publicly attacking U.S. intelligence community conclusions that Russia int...

    Watch now
  • Expert: Paris Accord Decision Could Leave U.S. Economy Behind

    June 3, 2017

    Expert: Paris Accord Decision Could Leave U.S. Economy Behind

    June 3, 2017

    President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement this week, sparking both ...

    Watch now
  • Is It Time to Change the Electoral College?

    February 8, 2020

    Is It Time to Change the Electoral College?

    February 8, 2020

    After the 2016 election, many Americans criticized the electoral college which handed the ...

    Watch now
  • ‘American Carnage’ explores the rise of President Trump

    July 27, 2019

    ‘American Carnage’ explores the rise of President Trump

    July 27, 2019

    A new bestseller dissecting the rise of President Trump as leader of the Republican party ...

    Watch now
  • Gov. Polis: Trump Can’t Win Colorado in 2020

    January 19, 2019

    Gov. Polis: Trump Can’t Win Colorado in 2020

    January 19, 2019

    The 116th Congress entered as the most diverse group of federal lawmakers in history. But ...

    Watch now
  • Why A Lifelong Conservative Left the GOP

    November 17, 2018

    Why A Lifelong Conservative Left the GOP

    November 17, 2018

    Max Boot was a lifelong Republican working hard to promote the conservative agenda. That w...

    Watch now

Latest

  • Act of Valor: The Story of Col. Barnum’s Medal of Honor

    May 24, 2020

    Act of Valor: The Story of Col. Barnum’s Medal of Honor

    May 24, 2020

    Retired U.S. Marine Corps Officer Colonel Harvey “Barney” Barnum saved over 130 ...

  • Bravery Defined: The Story of Sgt. Morris’ Medal of Honor

    May 24, 2020

    Bravery Defined: The Story of Sgt. Morris’ Medal of Honor

    May 24, 2020

    Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris served two tours in Vietnam as a Green Beret. On one of...

  • Honor Delayed: Veterans Receiving the Medal of Honor Years After Being Recommended

    May 24, 2020

    Honor Delayed: Veterans Receiving the Medal of Honor Years After Being Recommended

    May 24, 2020

    More than 3,500 armed service members have received the Medal of Honor, the U.S....

  • A Month of Marathons: How a Double Amputee Raised Thousands for Charity

    May 24, 2020

    A Month of Marathons: How a Double Amputee Raised Thousands for Charity

    May 24, 2020

    Rob Jones, a retired U.S. Marine, is the only double, above-the-knee amputee to ...

  • The New Ways Muslims Are Celebrating Ramadan During COVID-19

    May 17, 2020

    The New Ways Muslims Are Celebrating Ramadan During COVID-19

    May 17, 2020

    Ramadan is usually one of the most social months for Muslims. But due to the cor...

  • Reassembling Detroit: Getting People Back to Work While Keeping Them Healthy

    May 17, 2020

    Reassembling Detroit: Getting People Back to Work While Keeping Them Healthy

    May 17, 2020

    State leaders across the country are struggling to find a balance between gettin...

  • Jobless U.S. Workforce: Could a Universal Basic Income Help?

    May 17, 2020

    Jobless U.S. Workforce: Could a Universal Basic Income Help?

    May 17, 2020

    There are now more Americans filing for unemployment during the coronavirus pand...

  • Five States Have Mail-in Only Ballots. Is it Time for the U.S. to Make the Switch?

    May 17, 2020

    Five States Have Mail-in Only Ballots. Is it Time for the U.S. to Make the Switch?

    May 17, 2020

    With the COVID-19 pandemic likely to still be a threat in the fall, some electio...

  • Act of Valor: The Story of Col. Barnum’s Medal of Honor

    May 24, 2020

    Act of Valor: The Story of Col. Barnum’s Medal of Honor

    May 24, 2020

    Retired U.S. Marine Corps Officer Colonel Harvey “Barney” Barnum saved over 130 ...

  • Bravery Defined: The Story of Sgt. Morris’ Medal of Honor

    May 24, 2020

    Bravery Defined: The Story of Sgt. Morris’ Medal of Honor

    May 24, 2020

    Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris served two tours in Vietnam as a Green Beret. On one of...

  • Honor Delayed: Veterans Receiving the Medal of Honor Years After Being Recommended

    May 24, 2020

    Honor Delayed: Veterans Receiving the Medal of Honor Years After Being Recommended

    May 24, 2020

    More than 3,500 armed service members have received the Medal of Honor, the U.S....

  • A Month of Marathons: How a Double Amputee Raised Thousands for Charity

    May 24, 2020

    A Month of Marathons: How a Double Amputee Raised Thousands for Charity

    May 24, 2020

    Rob Jones, a retired U.S. Marine, is the only double, above-the-knee amputee to ...

  • The New Ways Muslims Are Celebrating Ramadan During COVID-19

    May 17, 2020

    The New Ways Muslims Are Celebrating Ramadan During COVID-19

    May 17, 2020

    Ramadan is usually one of the most social months for Muslims. But due to the cor...

  • Reassembling Detroit: Getting People Back to Work While Keeping Them Healthy

    May 17, 2020

    Reassembling Detroit: Getting People Back to Work While Keeping Them Healthy

    May 17, 2020

    State leaders across the country are struggling to find a balance between gettin...

  • The 1918 Flu Pandemic Killed Millions. Some Historians Say History Could Repeat Itself

    May 10, 2020

    The 1918 Flu Pandemic Killed Millions. Some Historians Say History Could Repeat Itself

    May 10, 2020

    More than half the states have now begun to lift lockdown restrictions even as c...

  • Feeding America: Coronavirus’ Impact on Our Farmers, Food Supply

    May 3, 2020

    Feeding America: Coronavirus’ Impact on Our Farmers, Food Supply

    May 3, 2020

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues, our nation’s food supply is feeling the s...

  • May 16, 2020

    May 24, 2020

    May 16, 2020

    May 24, 2020

    This week on Matter of Fact, states are looking to get people back to work while...

  • May 9, 2020

    May 17, 2020

    May 9, 2020

    May 17, 2020

    What can the 1918 flu pandemic teach us about our current pandemic? Special Cont...

  • May 2, 2020

    May 10, 2020

    May 2, 2020

    May 10, 2020

    This week on Matter of Fact, how long can farmers get food to your table? Corres...

  • April 25, 2020

    May 2, 2020

    April 25, 2020

    May 2, 2020

    This weekend on Matter of Fact, how soon is too soon to reopen the country amid ...

  • April 18, 2020

    April 25, 2020

    April 18, 2020

    April 25, 2020

    This Week on Matter of Fact, Special contributor Joie Chen takes us to Washingto...

  • April 11, 2020

    April 18, 2020

    April 11, 2020

    April 18, 2020

    This week on Matter of Fact, millions of students across the country rely on sch...

  • April 4, 2020

    April 11, 2020

    April 4, 2020

    April 11, 2020

    This week on Matter of Fact, we bring you the remarkable story of women raising ...

  • March 21, 2020

    March 28, 2020

    March 21, 2020

    March 28, 2020

    This week on Matter of Fact, we go inside the "Rightfully Hers" exhibit at the N...