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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

Russian Elegies: Candide Goes To Moscow

featuring Michael McFaulvia War on the Rocks
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Candide, the hero of Voltaire’s 1759 satire, was educated in Baron Thunder-ten-Tronckh’s castle in Westphalia. There, Dr. Pangloss taught him to believe that ours is the “best of all possible worlds.” 

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.

Interviews

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.  

Interviews

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.

Interviews

Kiron Skinner: North Korea Summit A Victory For Trump?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the impact of the progress made in the US-North Korea summit.

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: North Korean Summit A Significant Step On A Long Road

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

President Trump’s historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un was a very significant step as the two leaders seek to bridge the wide chasm that has separated the two nations since the cessation of hostilities on the Korean Peninsula almost 65 years ago.

Analysis and Commentary

A Distrustful Kim Should Look At Ukraine Not Libya

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ukraine, the holder of the third largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, agreed to give them up in signing the Budapest Memorandum of 1994. In return for de-nuclearizing, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia assured Ukraine’s territorial integrity. When Russia annexed Crimea contrary to international law and Russia backed an invasion of Eastern Ukraine, neither the United States nor the United Kingdom fulfilled its obligations under the Budapest Memorandum to protect Ukraine’s territorial integrity. In its hostile actions against Ukraine, Russia broke the foundation of postwar peace; namely, the sanctity of existing national boundaries.

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