April 19, 2024

In the aftermath of the Hanoi summit, the ball is in Pyongyang’s court

Washington’s message to Pyongyang is clear: we are in no rush

The second U.S.-North Korea summit, which had been expected to mark a decisive turning point in peace and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, concluded with no agreement.

A wide array of possible outcomes for the meeting -- from “big deal” to a “small deal” -- had been widely predicted, but not many foresaw that the summit would end in complete breakdown.

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