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What Can Trump Learn From Kissinger on North Korea?

November 15, 2017
By Joseph Bosco

The conventional narrative on U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to China is that it may have enhanced his personal chemistry with Xi Jinping and the atmospherics of the U.S.-China relationship, but it accomplished little of substance. Based on the public comments, no harm was done to Taiwan’s interests — as happened with President Bill Clinton’s Three Nos in 1998 — or to the U.S. position on freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. But there was also no specific indication of progress on the most critical issue facing the two governments: North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
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