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. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/skeptics/trump-kim-ii-even-modest-success-would-be-success-45722
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TRUMP-KIM II: EVEN A MODEST SUCCESS WOULD BE A SUCCESS
No one knows what President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un will agree to at their second summit. However, speculation suggests a modest agenda which advances both engagement and denuclearization. Even small steps should be counted a success if they lead to progress by both sides in the future. Under any other president, the shift from war threats to peace promises would be considered a major achievement. Applause would greet any other American leader who won suspension of Pyongyang’s nuclear and missiles tests, now entering its second year. The North Korean leader’s departure from veritable recluse in Pyongyang to having his ninth summit in less than a year would have been treated as little short of miraculous if the president responsible was someone other than Donald Trump. DOUG BANDOW READ MORE