Tag: Trump-Kim summit

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  • Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end

    Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end

    The announcement came after Trump met top North Korean negotiator Kim Yong-chol at the White House on Friday.

    January 19, 2019
  • Not that silly thing again, please

    Not that silly thing again, please

    January approaching, it will be time again to reset the ‘Doomsday Clock’. The ‘Doomsday Clock’ which has been maintained by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board since 1947, represents how far we are from the hypothetical global catastrophe, denoted by ‘midnight’.

    December 16, 2018
  • Summit of the Koreas

    Summit of the Koreas

    It would be presumptuous to hazard a guess on the long-term outcome of this week’s summit between North and South Korea in Pyongyang. That the meeting was held ~ for the first time since the armistice of 1953 ~ is in itself a watershed development. Beyond the grandstanding, Kim Jong-un is reported to have signalled …

    September 22, 2018
  • Talk-time on Korea~II

    Talk-time on Korea~II

    As the talks for a second Trump-Kim summit will soon hit the headlines, there are certain hidden factors that could affect, if not determine, the possible outcome of the summit, if it materialises. One is that the US has urged the UN Security Council for an urgent meeting as it suspects some countries are undermining …

    September 20, 2018
  • Talk-time on Korea~I

    Talk-time on Korea~I

    The peace wind, that started blowing from the day when North Korea’s leader, Kim Jung-un, indicated in his New Year address that he would hold a summit with his counterpart in the South, has been sustained. In the interregnum, there have been two summits between Mr Kim and the South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, yet …

    September 19, 2018
  • Hot air in NK

    Hot air in NK

    The scintilla of hope that might have been raised at the Trump-Kim summit on 12 June has been virtually dashed in less than a month. Kim Jong-un has distinctly precipitated another bout of tension during the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang. There is little doubt that the North Korean President has …

    July 14, 2018
  • Dual showmanship

    Dual showmanship

    The element of audacity and implications of the recent Trump-Kim summit in Singapore can only be equated with the Nixon-Mao moment of 1972. While the former sought to allay portents of a very real nuclear holocaust, the latter had successfully thawed the Cold War freeze in a sizeable part of the Communist bloc. In both …

    July 5, 2018
  • Season of Summits~I

    Season of Summits~I

    The contours of conducting diplomacy assumed a new dimension when bilateral meetings took the centre stage over global or regional initiatives to address issues that had been plaguing the world for some time. For example, while the global institutions such as the United Nations looked rudderless and regional organisations were reduced to bystanders, the inter-Korean …

    May 17, 2018