December 05, 2023

The “Art of the Deal” and Kim Jong Un: how Donald Trump negotiates

The President stakes a lot on his negotiation skills - but will they work on North Korea?

Even before the White House announced Singapore on June 12 as the location and date for the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and American president Donald Trump, pundits and scholars had been analyzing this historic meeting from all angles.

Between what is guaranteed to be massive pomp and a dizzying amount of photos ops, the two leaders will actually sit across from one another and engage in talks, with the main subject likely to be the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. How these talks will go is anyone’s guess, but a look at Trump’s negotiations as an American President can serve as one basis for analysis.