Michael Kovrig is Senior Adviser for North East Asia with the International Crisis Group. He conducts research and provides analysis and advocacy on foreign affairs, geopolitics, and security policy with a focus on China. He previously worked as a Canadian diplomat in Beijing and Hong Kong, at the United Nations in New York as a strategic communication specialist for the U.N. Development Program, and as a China analyst for the firm that is now Rhodium Group. As a foreign service officer with Global Affairs Canada, he worked primarily on global security. A Mandarin Chinese speaker, Kovrig has a Master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

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What Will China Do if the U.S. Attacks North Korea?

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During a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 19, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that if North Korea threatened the United States or its allies, he would “totally destroy” the nation. As tensions continue to rise between...