Second time lucky: why Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will make a real nuclear deal this time
- Both Trump and Kim are at a critical juncture. If Trump wants to be re-elected, he needs to achieve a trade deal with China and a nuclear pact with North Korea
- Meanwhile, Kim is desperate to save the North Korean economy from US sanctions
Deng Yuwen is an independent political commentator and international relations scholar. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Nottingham, and also a member of council at the Beijing Reform and Development Institute.