North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shakes hands with US President Donald Trump as they meet at the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas on June 30. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
Ankit Panda
Opinion

Opinion

Ankit Panda

Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un handshake at Korean border was nice, but fundamental challenges haven’t changed

  • If US negotiators hope to get something for nothing from Pyongyang, they will be sorely disappointed, Ankit Panda writes
  • North Korea is not ready to give up its nuclear weapons and the US is not ready to offer sanctions relief for anything short of total disarmament

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shakes hands with US President Donald Trump as they meet at the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas on June 30. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
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Rebecca Johnson is a vocal advocate for the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Photo: Lingnan University

Trump should give Kim a chance to rebuild economy in exchange for nuclear disarmament, says Nobel peace laureate Rebecca Johnson

  • ‘Kim can see the writing on the wall’ of failing to rejuvenate the North Korean economy, says Rebecca Johnson, a vocal advocate for a nuclear-free world
  • She hopes Trump will break with conventional wisdom and sideline hawkish advisers who advocate for greater pressure and sanctions
Topic |   North Korea

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Rebecca Johnson is a vocal advocate for the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Photo: Lingnan University
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