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Trump’s Reality TV Diplomacy Makes for a Good Show. But What’s the Result?
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Trump’s Reality TV Diplomacy Makes for a Good Show. But What’s the Result?

Author Michael Fuchs writes about why U.S. diplomacy with North Korea requires scrutiny and skepticism.

The Singapore summit was the latest episode in the TV series starring the US president, Donald Trump, North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and a stockpile of nuclear weapons. And the episode was one of those deeply intriguing yet unsatisfying cliffhangers leaving the audience wondering what happens next.

Welcome to diplomacy, reality TV style. Both sides wanted a show for the cameras, and they got it. But this, of course, is not TV. It was the first ever meeting between a sitting US president and a leader of North Korea to discuss one of the world’s most intractable and dangerous conflicts.

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Authors

Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow