Quoted: Japan Times on Trump-Kim Jong Un Summit
Breaking News Piece: Trump Agrees to Meet with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un
On Japan After the Summit Invitation: Abe to Visit U.S. in April to Discuss North Korea with Trump
Trump-Kim Summit Expectations High, But North Korea Unlikely to Part With Its "Treasured Nuclear Sword"Analysis Piece:
“This is in no way Nixon’s visit to China,” said Mintaro Oba, a former State Department diplomat specializing in North Korea. “That was a calculated strategic shift by the United States. This was a tactical, reactive move in response to a North Korea initiative, agreed to by a U.S. president who thinks he’s a great negotiator and wants people to see him that way.”
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Still, Oba said that although it was “unusual” for a high-level summit to come ahead of lower-level meetings, “this may be what we need to make progress and silence the critics who say the problem is that the United States isn’t willing to engage.”