The North Korea Summit: Is It Back On?

    TNI Staff

    Politics, Asia

    A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Jacob Heilbrunn and Harry Kazianis discuss whether Trump will actually meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.

    Editor’s Note: In our latest Facebook Live interview (please like our Facebook page to see more of these events) Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of the National Interest, and Harry Kazianis, director of defense studies at the Center for the National Interest, discuss whether Trump will actually meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.

    Harry Kazianis recently wrote on how Trump can prevent getting played by North Korea. An excerpt of the article can be found below:

    There are moments when a person must stare into the abyss to see the possibilities—or perils—of the choice before him. In many respects, that could be the simplest of explanations as to why Kim Jong-un has offered, and President Trump has accepted, to meet to negotiate what could be the greatest diplomatic opening since Nixon went to China in 1972.

    We are a long way from such a moment. Just because Kim has offered to sit down and talk to President Trump and discuss denuclearization doesn’t mean that peace is at hand on the Korean peninsula. Far from it.

    In many respects, what North Korea is doing is throwing the ultimate Hail Mary pass—and Donald Trump is 90 yards downfield with three all-start cornerbacks defending him.

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