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.
As the second U.S.-North Korea summit ended abruptly, South Korea pushes for trilateral talks and the UN Security Council issues waivers for humanitarian aid to North Korea.
The second Trump-Kim summit ended with no agreement on any topic.
Not only did the summit in Hanoi between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fail to produce meaningful results, but Trump and his team have clearly squandered the seven months since the Singapore summit to make progress on even modest steps toward that meeting's lofty goals.
The second summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un—tentatively planned for late February—must emphasize substance over pageantry.
Pyongyang is waiting for Washington to take the next steps to advance negotiations on denuclearization and peace, while Kim travels to Beijing for yet another summit with Chinese President Xi. Following concerns raised by a U.S. senator and OCHA, the United States has revised its humanitarian assistance policy toward North Korea.
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.
As U.S.-North Korean negotiations stall, South Korean President Moon Jae-in distanced himself from the Trump administration's prerequisites for sanction relief and North Korea, China, and Russia issued a trilateral statement emphasizing the importance of a “peaceful, political, and diplomatic” settlement to denuclearization and building a peace regime on peninsula.
The head of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization offers his agency's capabilities to verify
the dismantlement of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
Disagreements over the timing of sanctions relief may complicate the diplomatic process.
New Analysis by CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo Published in Arms Control Today
Hesitation on the part of either side at this point could collapse the fragile diplomatic opportunity that currently exists.