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How Mike Pompeo Stole the North Korea Show

Authors Michael Fuchs and Abigail Bard discuss why Mike Pompeo's meeting with Kim Jong-un raises serious questions about the former CIA director's suitability for secretary of state.

Authors

  • Michael Fuchs
  • Abigail Bard

President Trump confirmed on Wednesday that director of CIA Mike Pompeo had traveled to North Korea and met with Kim Jong-un over Easter weekend. This marked the highest level of exchange between the United States and the Hermit Kingdom since Secretary of State Madeline Albright met with Kim Jong-il in 2000. While this meeting is a good sign for diplomacy, it also raises serious questions about Pompeo’s suitability for Secretary of State.

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Authors

Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow

Abigail Bard

Policy Analyst, Asia