The Heat: What’s next after Trump-Kim Summit?

The Heat

Trump Kim imagaU.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with DPRK leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

What happens next following the historic summit in Singapore between the United States President Donald Trump and the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Un? 

The U.S. president is back in Washington and he has tweeted that the DPRK is no longer a nuclear threat.

Meanwhile, his top diplomat, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, prepares to brief officials in Seoul about the Trump-Kim meeting. 

Pompeo told reporters the U.S. hopes to achieve “major disarmament” of the DPRK’s nuclear arsenal in the next two and a half years.

And the U.S. will stop joint military exercises with the Republic of Korea as long as good-faith negotiations continue with the DPRK.

To discuss:

  • Song Zhang is the Washington Bureau Chief for Shanghai Wen Hui Daily.
  • Myung-koo Kang, is a professor of political science at Baruch College of the City University of New York
  • Rodger Baker is a senior vice president of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
  • Hugh Dugan is a fellow at the Center for UN and Global Governance at Seton Hall University. 

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