Talks collapsed in Vietnam between North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP
Srini Sitaraman
Opinion

Opinion

Quick Take by Srini Sitaraman

Trump-Kim summit 2019: A meeting of ‘two stubborn toddlers’ hoping to play each other for suckers?

  • Both sides came to the table with what they wanted, but neither wanted to compromise; each side miscalculated the other
  • A hastily planned second meeting was never going to end well when neither side could even agree on the basics

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Talks collapsed in Vietnam between North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP
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