June 12, 2019

One year since the Singapore summit: what’s changed, and what could happen next?

Featuring Duyeon Kim

Source: NK News

Journalist Oliver Hotham

A year ago today, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump sat down at the Capella Hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island for their first meeting.

The talks were historic: the first between a sitting U.S. President and a DPRK leader, made all the more unusual by the enigmatic characters of the two men and the barrage of insults they had traded just nine months before.

Following a day of talks, the two sides produced an agreement, pledging to continue to work towards improved relations and to meet again.

But 12 months on, DPRK-U.S. diplomacy has largely stalled: in the wake of the two leaders’ failed second summit in Hanoi in February, lines of communication have faltered — though both sides appear increasingly open to another meeting.

Read the full article and more in NK News.


  • Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim, PhD, is an adjunct senior fellow with the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, Eas...