March 12, 2018

Will Trump’s North Korea gamble actually pay off?

Source: Washington Post

Journalist: Amanda Erickson

Last week was a whirlwind for North Korea watchers.

On Thursday, South Korean officials announced that President Trump had agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the end of May, a move my colleagues called a “high-wire gambit.” But by the next day, Trump had added conditions. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that Trump had agreed to meet “on the basis that we see concrete and verifiable steps.” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reiterated Sunday that Trump would meet with Kim only if there were no nuclear or missile tests.

“There shouldn't be confusion,” Mnuchin said on “Meet the Press” — perhaps wishfully.

Read the full article in The Washington Post.


  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Former Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the ...