The Americans see the idea of Donald Trump going to Pyongyang as another attempt on the part of Kim Jong-un and his team of strategists to create obstructions to any serious attempt at negotiating an end to the North’s nuclear programme. Illustration: Craig Stephens

US-North Korea talks have many obstacles to overcome – starting with where to meet

Donald Kirk says the first hurdle in preparing the US-North Korea summit is the US’ unwillingness to meet Kim Jong-un on his home turf. However, a compromise only means moving on to thornier issues, like North Korea’s definition of ‘denuclearise’ and American unwillingness to withdraw from South Korea

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The Americans see the idea of Donald Trump going to Pyongyang as another attempt on the part of Kim Jong-un and his team of strategists to create obstructions to any serious attempt at negotiating an end to the North’s nuclear programme. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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