North Korea Blinks: Is it Real or a Ploy to Minimise Sanctions?

Asthana Writes

Sharing my article published in the Journal of the United Service Institution of India, Vol. CXLVIII, No. 611, January-March 2018.

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The published article gives the detailed analysis of the events which followed subsequently, including cancellation of talks between South and North Korea, some war of words, symbolic dismantling of nuclear site, up to cancellation of proposed Summit in Singapore between President Trump and Dictator Kim on 24 May 2018.

Dictator Kim’s dramatic announcement of 12 May 2018, (as per their state media), that North Korea will destroy its nuclear test site later this month, comes merely a month before his scheduled historic Summit on June 12 with US President Trump in Singapore. With this announcement and release of American prisoners he seems to have created a feel good factor for for President Trump in his domestic circle. While the US is seeking the “complete…

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