Experts note violations do not pose direct threat to US security; also, Pyongyang sees issue as code for regime change.
Experts say how Vietnam morphed from one of region’s poorest countries into an economic success story will be part of the backdrop for US-North Korea summit.
A concrete plan could counter the first summit, often seen as ‘a missed opportunity’ because the two leaders issued a joint vaguely worded statement that lacked a ‘follow-up implementation process’.
First meeting between Washington and Pyongyang in June has been widely criticized as too vague and lacking meaningful agreements on denuclearization.
Trump once denounced Obama’s patient North Korea policy, but some analysts see Trump heading in the same direction.
State Department says Pyongyang could find the requested $111 million if it stopped nuclear weapons development.
There is a possibility that Moon may be able to broker a resumption of negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.
South Korea's requested relief facilitates an effort to link railways between the two Koreas.
Kim agrees to open Punggye-ri nuclear test site, Sohae missile engine site to international inspectors, Pompeo says; experts say this may be move to get more from US.
Exerting pressure while discussing denuclearization could prove difficult; also, inter-Korean developments could stymie Trump's efforts.
‘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.