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Joshua H. Pollack
Joshua Pollack is a senior research associate at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and editor of the Nonproliferation Review.
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With the advantage of hindsight, the abrupt conclusion of the Hanoi summit in February 2019 was the beginning of the end for U.S.-North Korean diplomacy in the Trump era. In its immediate aftermath, according to a senior North Korean diplomat, Kim Jong Un “may have lost the will” to continue talking with the United States.