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The Lasting Implications of the Singapore Summit | Dissent Magazine

Alexis Dudden — June 20, 2018

“Trump and Kim’s Excellent Adventure”—otherwise known as the Singapore Summit—is easy to trash, and just about everyone has been. Takeaways include a diplomatic agreement with the substance of cotton candy. Donald Trump saluted a North Korean general while hawking the country’s beaches like the Atlantic City real-estate and casino developer he is. Kim Jong-un tried to climb into Trump’s tricked-out Cadillac until his body guards gently restrained him (was he hoping to defect?). Dennis Rodman cried on televisions around the world in a “Make America Great Again” hat and a PotCoin.com T-shirt.

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It was an historic handshake between President Donald Trump and North Korea Leader Kim Jong-un.

The two were trying to broker a peace deal that would de-nuclearize the Korean Peninsula, in exchange for economic sanctions lifted on North Korea.

The question now is was this a mere publicity stunt to feed the egos and raise the global profile of both leaders? Or, is peace and prosperity truly on the horizon in Korea?

UConn International History Professor Alexis Dudden joins The Stan Simpson Show to give her thoughts. Last year, she was a visiting professor in Seoul, Korea, and she was in South Korea when the announcement was made about the historic summit.

She is a specialist in modern Korea, Japan and international history.

Source: The Stan Simpson Show: Trump and Kim meet for historic summit | FOX 61

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