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US President Donald J. Trump walked with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12

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Analysis & Opinions - Atlantic Council

Beyond the Trump-Kim Summit: A Coalition is Critical for Achieving Denuclearization

| June 16, 2018

In the wake of US President Donald J. Trump’s June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, R. Nicholas Burns, an Atlantic Council board member who served as US undersecretary of state from 2005 to 2008, discussed the tough work that lies ahead and lessons from a not too distant past.

Burns spoke in a phone interview with the New Atlanticist’s Ashish Kumar Sen. Here are excerpts from our interview.

Trump and Kim at summit

AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File

Analysis & Opinions - The National Interest

Grading the Singapore Summit: Compared to What?

| June 15, 2018

In the hyperpolarized state of American politics and policy debate, both critics and supporters of the Trump administration have become so predictable that they are now background noise. If required to summarize my assessment of the Trump-Kim summit in one line, it would be: oversold and undervalued. Despite their best efforts, his critics haven’t come close to matching Trump’s preposterous claim that “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.”

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool

Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

For All His Deals, Trump Has Never Faced an Adversary Like Kim Jong-un

| June 11, 2018

President Trump has imagined himself at the center of high-stakes nuclear negotiations since at least the mid-1980s, when he tried, unsuccessfully, to persuade the Reagan administration that it needed a New York real estate deal maker to lead arms-control talks with the Soviet Union.

North Korean People's Army Lt. Col. Nam Dong Ho points to a map showing the line which separates the two Koreas in Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), February 22, 2016, in Panmunjom, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

The Nine Steps Required to Really Disarm North Korea

| June 11, 2018

The vast scope of North Korea’s atomic program means ending it would be the most challenging case of nuclear disarmament in history. Here’s what has to be done to achieve — and verify — the removal of the nuclear arms, the dismantlement of the atomic complex and the elimination of the North’s other weapons of mass destruction.

President Donald Trump shakes hands as he meets with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday, June 11, 2018, in Singapore. Trump is scheduled to attend a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Analysis & Opinions - Politico Magazine

A Bettor’s Guide to the Trump-Kim Summit

| June 10, 2018

On Monday night at 9 p.m. Eastern—9 a.m. Tuesday morning in Singapore—Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will finally meet face to face. The daily swirl of insults and compliments as these two adversaries circle each other before the summit is dizzying. If this were a heavyweight boxing match, we’d need a bettor’s guide before wagering on the outcome.