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Trump is the peacemaker North Korea has always needed


March 13, 2018
By Patrick Cronin

Coming against all odds, enduring withering criticism and facing deep cynicism, President Donald Trump announced his decision to become the first sitting American president to meet North Koreaís supreme leader. The Kim family regime has invited previous presidents to meet, but Trumpís swift acceptance of Kim Jong Unís invitation is a bold gamble that seizes an opportunity produced by a hard-edged pressure strategy. Assuming it takes place by May, the summit is also made possible by Kimís recent burst of diplomatic dexterity. The two leaders are mirroring one another, gambit for gambit.
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