Amid the dramatic changes on the Korean Peninsula last year, many people thought that the emergence of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a providential opportunity. That idea was grounded in the belief that Trump is different from the US presidents that have preceded him, and that Kim is [Read more]
[R]eciprocal trust has apparently been damaged by an opportunity that, in all truth, has been wasted.
North Korea is also a possible galvanizing force in the trade war that Trump is waging with China.
Trump did not have any rabbits in his hat and Kim will not be tricked into abandoning his nuclear power.
Trump has praised, expressed admiration for, and invited to the White House rulers of the worst kind.
Will relations between Washington and Pyongyang evolve to the point where the North Korean power believes in a possible future without nuclear weapons and therefore, without external threat?
Trump is fascinated with despots and would love to be one of them.