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Wilson Center Experts React to Breakdown of Trump-Kim Summit

Comment from Jean H. Lee, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy

Trump-Kim Talks Unravel: What’s Next?

After so much focus on what would constitute a success at the Hanoi Summit, we woke up in Washington, DC, to news that the talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had unraveled completely and have come to an abrupt end.

'Steak and Kimchi': Jean Lee on the Start of Trump-Kim 2

What’s unfolding in Hanoi is as dumbfounding as it was in Singapore: the president of the United States sitting down for steak and kimchi with the leader of an enemy state and calling him “my friend.”

There are two ways to look at this: as grand theater designed to give these two leaders the drama and legitimacy they crave, or a historic moment with the potential to transform the long-fractured U.S.-North Korean relationship.

Does the U.S.-Iran Relationship Have a Future?

Forty years on, relations between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran remain a very fraught affair. The past tells a story characterized far more by confrontation and competition than cooperation, but that is certainly not the whole story. What of prospects for the future?

Three veteran analysts and policy practitioners discussed the evolution of the relationship and where it’s headed.

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Robin Wright

Did the U.S. and North Korea Come Close to Nuclear War?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Van Jackson, Wilson Center Global Fellow and Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. He discusses his new book “On the Brink: Trump, Kim and the Threat of Nuclear War,” which analyzes the Trump administration’s response to North Korea's increasing rhetoric and nuclear threat in 2017 and the remarkable about-face leading to the June 2018 summit in Singapore.

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INF Suspended: Have the U.S. and Russia Entered a New Arms Race?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, who discusses President Trump's announcement of U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.  What are the implications for U.S.-Russia relations moving forward and how will this affect current and future international arms control efforts?

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