North Korean leader Kim Jong-un standing next to a Hwasong-15 long-range missile. Photo: AP North Korean leader Kim Jong-un standing next to a Hwasong-15 long-range missile. Photo: AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un standing next to a Hwasong-15 long-range missile. Photo: AP
Daniel Russel
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Daniel Russel

Trump-Kim summit 2019: with little leverage against North Korea, US made right decision to forgo bad deal

  • Failure of two leaders to reach a denuclearisation agreement at Hanoi summit was the better option for Donald Trump, argues Asia Society’s Daniel Russel

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un standing next to a Hwasong-15 long-range missile. Photo: AP North Korean leader Kim Jong-un standing next to a Hwasong-15 long-range missile. Photo: AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un standing next to a Hwasong-15 long-range missile. Photo: AP
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Daniel Russel

Daniel Russel

Daniel Russel, a former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the US State Department, is vice-president for international security and diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute. He was previously diplomat in residence and senior fellow at the institute.