Quoted: U.S. News and World Report on Kim Jong Un Summits

Kim Jong Un’s Newfound Strength Presents Pitfalls for Trump

"At the very minimum, North Korea has demonstrated to its domestic public that it is capable of getting great powers to meet with its leaders and it can protect the image of Kim Jong Un as this charismatic leader and statesman," says Mintaro Oba, who until 2016 served in the U.S. Department of State's Office of Korean Affairs. "It's a combination of shoring up Kim Jong Un's power with his people and shoring up his power with North Korean elites."


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