In the hours before the summit begins, spare a moment to think of the analysts

They've been interviewed countless times in the last three months, pontificating on everything from Trump's surprise acceptance of a meeting with Kim Jong Un, to the mystery of his agenda, the mystery of Kim's intentions, the debate over who should get credit, whether U.S. troops will leave South Korea, the meetings that Kim has had… Continue reading In the hours before the summit begins, spare a moment to think of the analysts

The commentary on the summit prospect has picked up. Here’s a catch-up.

As I pointed out yesterday, much of the public and media chatter around prospect of a U.S.-North Korea summit has now shifted to how Trump and Kim are framing the core issue -- denuclearization -- in different ways. But in the past week or so, there has also been a flurry of other commentary from… Continue reading The commentary on the summit prospect has picked up. Here’s a catch-up.

I had never heard of zugzwang, but it really describes the North Korea situation

Tyler Cowen, the economist at George Mason, is one of the great public intellectuals in the U.S. today. He's also a fan of South Korea and Korean food. In a column last week for Bloomberg, he applied economic game theory to the prospect of a Trump-Kim summit. And he used the word "zugzwang," a new… Continue reading I had never heard of zugzwang, but it really describes the North Korea situation

In the week since the Korea Shock, here are 11 important commentaries about a prospective Trump-Kim summit

Opinions that moved the ball in the first days after the Trump-Kim summit was announced.