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North Korea
April 28, 2018

Kim and Moon’s meeting was ‘historic’ – but what will its ramifications be? An expert explains

John Hemmings

The photographs seem to say it all: Kim Jong-un greeting a smiling Moon Jae-in at the border of North Korea; the two men gingerly stepping over the border stone into each other’s countries. The sight of North Korean bodyguards running alongside Kim’s Mercedes as he returned North was all pageantry and display – but was there any substance?

This is the question that will plague American policymakers as they plan the President’s meeting with the North Korean leader sometime in June. Can we see a deal emerging?

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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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