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Trump in North Korea: history as farce first time round
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Trump in North Korea: history as farce first time round

Michael Fuchs argues that President Donald Trump's erratic and humiliating approach to North Korean diplomacy is squandering the opportunity for progress and denuclearization.

Donald Trump had to publicly beg for a meeting with Kim Jong-un and to become the first sitting US president to go to North Korea, in order to get a promise of re-starting working-level talks.

This is what substitutes for progress in Trump’s reality TV diplomacy. If progress comes of this, then the ridiculous pageantry will be forgotten. But Trump’s fawning over Kim has already squandered leverage and humiliated America.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Guardian. Click here to view the full article.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow