Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell was quoted in Vox discussing the potential outcomes of the summit with North Korea.
But nearly all warned that there’s a very real chance the summit could actually have a negative impact on the negotiations — or even lead to a total collapse of the talks altogether.
That could happen in two ways.
The first is if the summit is a repeat of Singapore, resulting in little more than a vaguely worded joint declaration devoid of any real substance and few glossy photos of the two leaders smiling and shaking hands. “If that is all the summit produces,” Alexandra Bell, a nuclear expert at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, told me, then “the slide back toward rising tensions might be swift.” Read more