Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke to The Guardian about the planned meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.
Alexandra Bell, senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation and former state department official:
“We don’t have a lot of reasons to trust Kim, but we also want to avoid a disastrous conflict. We should look at this offer with guarded optimism and have realistic short-term goals,” Bell said.
“This offer was more than anyone was expecting and could have imagined and I will not deny that it seems a little too good to be true, but it is an offer worth pursuing in a careful and cautious manner. Maintaining a test freeze for as long as possible is in our interest.
“The hard work of real nuclear negotiations takes months, if not years,” she added. “The White House has to be prepared to endure a lot of long, slow-moving negotiations that may stall along the way.” Read more