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.The above excerpt was originally published in The Guardian.