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North Korea
March 12, 2018

There is a slim but real chance of peace in Korea – as long as the US doesn’t concede too much

by
John Hemmings

Happy day: the news that President Trump has agreed to a summit with North Korea’s Kim Jung-un sometime in May at last raises the possibility of de-escalating the long-simmering crisis. But before we start cracking out the bubbly and nominating for Nobel Peace Prizes, a cold assessment of the negotiations is necessary.

Even presuming that this isn’t simply another North Korean time-buying exercise, there are still big obstacles to a resolution. First, when both sides talk about “denuclearisation” they mean very different things.

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John Hemmings

About John Hemmings

Dr. John Hemmings is the founding Director of the Asia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society and an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research focuses on East Asia, Japan, Korea, China, India, and their relations with the West

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