The real hero is quiet, self-effacing and drove this process from behind. He pulled off the biggest diplomatic coup of modern times ... His name is President Moon Jae-in and, if we want to elevate someone to hero status, he is our guy.
China and Russia have been instrumental in getting both disparate sides to talk and sign a document of commitment to secure peace.
We need to remember that it was Kim Jong Un’s idea to organize this meeting. Today, he has won the jackpot in the lottery of history.
Chamberlain may have been able to proclaim that there is “peace in our time,” and Mr. Trump may crow that he has “solved” the North Korean threat, but unfortunately, history tells us that decisions made by men with such oversized egos are seldom correct.
Trump gives the impression of being better understood face-to-face with authoritarian regimes than with representatives of democracies.
[T]he meeting with Kim served as redemption, even vindication, for Trump.