Trump-Kim Summit: Is a No-Deal Better than a Bad Deal?

The promising romance between President Trump and Chairman Kim – falling in love in 2018 – seems to have experienced a flameout at the end of the Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi last week.  After getting Chairman Kim to agree to denuclearization last year, President Trump seemed quite confident in reaching another productive deal.  A declaration ending the Korean War, test site dismantlements, sanction relaxation, a roadmap for denuclearization – each were in the cards for the second national leader-to-leader meeting in Hanoi. Instead, the talks ended without an agreement.  Even if he did so as a product of misread...

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