U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended their summit talks in Hanoi on a positive note despite inconclusive results. But there have been ominous signs for the two countries’ ties since then. North Korea is indicating it may resume rocket tests , while the United States is hinting at intensifying sanctions against the country. The two countries are currently at an important juncture that will determine the future of their relations.
North Korea’s Shift to Diplomacy in 2018: A Result of U.S. Pressure or North Korean Security Calculus?
Author(s): Naoko Aoki