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Kim Jong Won: Dealing with North Korea, Trump puts showmanship first

The summit was a triumph of showbiz over substance—and Mr Trump made big concessions for no return AS A television spectacle, it was irresistible. The star of “The Apprentice” striding commandingly along the red carpet, reaching out...

The Kim Con

Trump isn’t trying to win over North Korea’s leader. He’s using him to win over you. At the press conference following his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday, President Trump called himself “an emissary...

In Diplomacy, Trump Is the Anti-Reagan

Is Kim Jong-un taking advantage of President Trump’s hunger for a deal with him? CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times An optimistic take on Donald Trump’s historic meeting Tuesday with Kim Jong-un is that it’s Geneva Redux — a...

‘Rocket Man’ 1, Trump 0: North Korea Keeps Its Nukes for Now

The Singapore declaration does not commit Kim Jon Un to a firm, verifiable process for giving up his nuclear weapons, but the president believes Kim ‘will do the right thing.’ The historic summit between U.S. President Donald...

How Kim Snookered Trump in Singapore

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are headed home from Singapore after their historic summit, and my column notes that it sure looks as if Trump has been snookered. Please read! Trump made significant concessions — especially the cancellation of...

Donald Trump’s demolition theory of foreign policy won’t work

PICTURE this: next week in Singapore President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un crown their summit with a pledge to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. A few days later America and China step back from...