Trump, Kim Joint Summit Statement Could Restrict U.S. Navy Presence Near Korean Peninsula - U.S. Naval Institute

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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The ambiguous joint statement issued by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following their Singapore summit could leave U.S. Navy ships barred from calling on South Korean ports, operating in regional waters and potentially shifting the regional balance of power, several military and Asian policy experts told USNI News this week.

China, Moscow See Views Vindicated in Singapore Summit - Voice of America

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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China and Russia see the now-concluded Singapore summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as vindicating their views on how the thorny issue of a nuclear armed North Korea could and should be approached. Security analysts, however, are less certain...

Pompeo: North Korea Will Take Major Steps To Disarm In Trump's First Term - NPR

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that he expects North Korea to take steps toward major nuclear disarmament within the next two-and-a-half years. "Most certainly in the president's first term," he said, speaking to a pool of journalists in Seoul, South Korea, where he was meeting his South Korean and Japanese counterparts.

Can the Afghan cease-fire pave the way for peace? - The Hill

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

By: Scott Worden; Anthony Wanis-St. John

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The Government of Afghanistan on June 7 offered a unilateral, week-long cease-fire to the Taliban beginning June 12, in observance of the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Of course, a cease-fire is not a peace agreement, but it can lead to one.

How do you solve a problem like Korea? - Vox Today Explained

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made history today. Or did they? NPR’s Elise Hu was there. She explains what happened and what didn’t. Plus, The New Yorker’s Robin Wright recounts United States summit history. She says there are two keys to a successful summit, and Singapore's meeting lacked both.

China Pushes for ‘Guarantor’ Role in North Korea Talks - Breitbart

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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China is looking to assert a more prominent role as “guarantor” of anticipated “symbolic deals” after negotiations between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un began in Singapore on Tuesday, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports.