Kim Jong Un Is Winning His Psychological War With the U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a signing ceremony during their meeting on Sentosa Island, Singapore, June 12, 2018 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a signing ceremony during their meeting on Sentosa Island, Singapore, June 12, 2018 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
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The world has been fixated this week on the Singapore summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the ruler of North Korea. As the first-ever meeting between the serving leaders of these two bitter enemies, it was seen as an opportunity to redirect a relationship that only a few months ago seemed to be lurching toward armed conflict, and the risk of nuclear war. The outcome from Singapore, though, was less an equitable step forward than a clear win for Kim. Since the unexpected summit was put together very quickly, while surviving a sudden and soon-reversed cancellation […]

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