Watching Twitter on Tuesday afternoon and evening U.S. time was definitely the most fun since the Korea Shock on March 8. For the first time since then, North Korea took control of the story. Until now, almost everything we've heard about from North Korea has been through the filter of someone else. South Korean officials,… Continue reading North Korea grabs the narrative for the first time, but it has always had the cards
After staging his summit with Kim Jong Un, South Korean President Moon Jae-in hustled to make sure that Donald Trump sticks with the program. With Trump so mercurial, the battle is on between doves and hawks to persuade him what he should ask of Kim and be willing to pay to Kim. The South Korean… Continue reading Now it’s a fight for Trump’s mind, and he appears ready to yank U.S. troops so he can collect a Nobel.
As the week ended, there were signs of movement in Washington, Seoul and Stockholm to putting together a U.S.-North Korea summit. But there is plenty of reason to remain skeptical. Here's a rundown what happened at the end of the week, eight days after President Trump told South Korean envoys he would meet with North… Continue reading Some small steps are taken, but the Trump-Kim summit still looks far from assured