Recent North Korean missile tests violate UN Security Council resolutions, but President Trump appears eager to maintain talks.
North Korea threatens to end talks if U.S. refuses to ease its stance on denuclearization.
U.S. officials make tough demands, but insist diplomacy continues.
The failure of the Hanoi summit to produce tangible steps to advance denuclearization and peacebuilding is disappointing but it is not a disaster. The window of opportunity for negotiations, however, will not remain open indefinitely.
The second Trump-Kim summit ended with no agreement on any topic.
The second summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un—tentatively planned for late February—must emphasize substance over pageantry.
Diplomacy stalls over meaning of denuclearization as the United States and North Korea seek next steps.
The reality-based, “speculative novel” provides a chilling glimpse of one possible future.
There is talk of a second Trump-Kim summit as diplomatic efforts stall over next steps.
Disagreements over the timing of sanctions relief may complicate the diplomatic process.