Fire and Fury...Toward the end of 2017, US President Donald Trump took a harsh stance against North Korea and its leader Jim Jong-un for threatening the United States. And as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before. Thank you.

After North Korea successfully tested its Wasps on 15 missiles which Pyongyang says can strike the United States, Kim pivoted toward a policy of engagement with the world. Since then, there hasn’t been an intercontinental ballistic missile or nuclear test in over a year. What the world has seen as Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong represent North Korea at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea alongside US Vice President Mike Pence. In April, South Korean President Moon Jae-in held the first of three summits with Kim, with the pair agreeing to work toward denuclearization, ease military tensions and improve inter-Korean relations.

Their third summit in September brought about concrete plans to promote economic gains between the two countries and reduce the chances of skirmishes. There was a historic meeting in June between Trump and Kim in Singapore, the first meeting ever between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president. The Asan Institute’s Seong Whun Cheon downplayed the importance of the summits, criticizing the lack of concrete outcomes.

My point is they are not big moments, moments. It’s looking good. It’s a window window-dressing without any substance. Since the third inter-Korean summit in September, North Korea’s denuclearization talks have stalled, and their future remains unknown as 2019 approaches. You’re on a crew with the Institute for North Korean Studies sees a number of possible scenarios. I think the best scenario for everybody is Kim Jong-un changes his mind and becomes serious about denuclearization. Analysts say the path toward North Korean denuclearization is a long one and a progress continues to stall. Tensions could once more rise to previous levels on the peninsula.

Steve Miller, VOA News, Seoul.



双方的第二次峰会在9月召开,会上提出了具体的计划以促进两国经济增长并减少摩擦的可能性。6月,历史性会晤特金会在新加坡召开,这是朝鲜领导人与美国在职总统的首次会晤。峨山政策研究所的Seong Whun Cheon认为峰会的重要性没那么大,他还对峰会没有实质性成果颇有微词。



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