Monday May 25, 2020

There’s good reason to worry about the failure of last week’s talks between Trump and Kim Jong-un

3rd March, 2019
Kim Jong-un Pic: Getty

The love affair has cooled. The honeymoon is over. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have had their first public bust-up. It may take more than some flowery words to paper over this fissure.

If only the Hanoi hook-up hadn’t been so widely trumpeted. Its abrupt ending was announced – via Twitter, naturally – with much less fanfare. From “Great meeting and dinner with Kim in Hanoi tonight. Looking forward to continuing our discussions tomorrow!” to...

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