Dr Alexander L. Vuving has a new article in The Diplomat on the second North Korea-US Summit and the options for the two countries going forward.
The OpEd entitled “The Future of the Trump-Kim Summit” explains why the Summit was ended without an agreement as well as what’s next for the countries.
According to Vuving, “One obvious reason for the breakdown of the summit is its process. It left too much of a gap for the top leaders to close in too little time. But Trump and Kim could have saved the summit by picking “low-hanging fruits.” Part of the package their teams had prepared was an agreement to set up liaison offices in each other’s capital. So why did they return home empty-handed?”
The article outlines reasons for the summit’s failure, analyses the options that Kim Jong Un could take in the future, and draws some lessons for achieving better results in the future.
Read the full article online at: https://thediplomat.com/2019/03/the-future-of-the-trump-kim-summit/
Dr. Vuving is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views expressed in the article are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of DKI APCSS, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.