‘It would be an extinction-level event for the US-South Korean alliance’ if Seoul moves forward on proposed projects with North Korea that could violate sanctions, experts say.
N. Korea wants peace treaty ending Korean War; US wants N. Korea to make declaration of its nuclear weapons arsenal before signing treaty.
Another Trump-Kim meeting is seen as 'unwise' unless Pyongyang provides verifiable accounting of existing nuclear weapons and agrees to concrete steps toward denuclearization.
Former US ambassadors to South Korea suggest US might reduce its presence in South Korea and focus on deterring threats to larger northeast Asia region, if tensions recede on peninsula.
Change may signal Kim's effort to prepare for any changes that North Korea may need to undertake as a result of Singapore summit with Trump.
Experts suggest the security guarantee would need to be backed by a peace treaty ending the 1953 Korean War.
US summit preparations are moving forward, despite Pyongyang's threat to scrap June's Singapore meeting.
Analysts offer mixed assessments of North Korea's announcement; White House official suggests it did not surprise administration.
Analysts: Mike Pompeo’s meeting with Kim Jong Un increased the likelihood that a summit will take place between Washington and Pyongyang.
Kim Jong Un’s vision of denuclearization might pose a conflict with the U.S. expectation of how to denuclearize the North, experts say.
With US-North Korea summit approaching, Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in need to coordinate their approaches toward the North to avoid disappointments, according to experts.
Kim Jong Un is employing a sophisticated sports diplomacy strategy to counter Trump’s pressure campaign, analysts say; his father tried a similar move with basketball.