February 25, 2024

The Kim-Trump summit scorecard: who came out on top?

The joint statement left much to be desired, but there are reasons to be optimistic

The Kim-Trump summit should not be interpreted through the lens of Northeast Asia alone. In important ways, it was a test case for President Trump’s approach to international relations more generally: ad hoc, highly personalized and transactional.

And as the reviews accumulate, it is clear that the summit is getting pretty critical treatment at home.