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Analysis and Commentary

Guess Who's Coming To A White House Dinner? Dictators And Despots

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Kim Jong Un just got one of the most coveted invitations for any foreign leader — a White House visit. If the Singapore Summit delivers results and continues to serve President Trump politically, that door will stay open and the invitation will remain valid. That would make Kim the latest in a string of despots and dictators who over the years get to pose for an Oval Office grip and grin.

In the News

Political Watchword From Trump-Kim Meeting: Caution

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

As President Trump touts the historic nature of his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, calling it the start of a "terrific relationship," lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are sounding more cautious notes.


Lanhee Chen: North Korean State Media Signals Positive Outcome For Summit

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the Singapore and G-7 summits as well as NAFTA.


Kiron Skinner: Trump Warns Kim Jong Un This Is A 'One Time Shot'

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses what the US  is ready to do to help North Korea denuclearize.

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Area 45: The 2018 Summit Featuring President Trump And Kim Jong-Un

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The summit in Singapore was, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, not the end of isolation. But it is, perhaps, the beginning of a new relationship with North Korea, the US, and the world.

In the News

Wow: Trump's Russia Policy Is 'Pretty Good' And I Support It, Says...Obama's Ambassador To Moscow?

featuring Michael McFaulvia Townhall
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Amb. Michael McFaul would be quick to point out that this may not be as big a "wow" as it may seem at first blush, considering his role as a long-tenured senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

In the News

Trump, Kim Commit To Future Meetings After Cozy Encounter

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Politico
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The U.S. president lavished praise on Kim but did not secure a detailed path toward denuclearization.

In the News

Skeptical Republicans Strain To Find Hope In Trump's North Korea Gambit

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Washington Examiner
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Republicans who spent eight years critical of then President Barack Obama’s so-called appeasement policy strained on Tuesday to find the diamond in the rough in President’s Trump’s initial agreement with dictator Kim Jong Un to ease tensions with North Korea.


Analyst Hits Back At Trump Calling Kim Jong-Un 'Funny, Smart, Talented' With Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia CNBC
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul insists there's no reason for Trump to talk about Kim Jong-un "like your new best friend" after their summit on Tuesday.  


Singapore Summit Is A Big Win For Kim Jong-Un: Michael Auslin

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Yahoo News
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses why North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un is benefiting more from the Singapore summit than the US.