May 19, 2024
Analysis

Two years later, Trump and Kim’s failed Hanoi summit casts a dark shadow

The U.S. and North Korea missed the chance to strike a deal, experts say — and that opportunity may never come back

Two years ago, U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly walked out of a rare face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, putting an end to a wave of nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.

Now, on the anniversary week of the Hanoi summit in Feb. 2019, experts say that there’s little chance of returning to those days of high-level diplomacy. 

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