Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell was asked to share opinions on the Hanoi Summit with The National Interest. She focused on how to get the diplomatic process back on track.
“Abrupt. Confusion. Miscommunication. Misunderstanding. Chaos. Failure.
Not words that you want to hear in reference to nuclear negotiations. To say that things went poorly in Hanoi is a bit of an understatement, but there is no sense in crying over a failed summit. Recent reports of activity at the Sohae Launch Facility serve as a reminder of why President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un were engaging in diplomatic pageantry in the first place. North Korea’s illicit weapons programs pose a global and regional security threat. There is no way to reduce that threat other than through careful, technical, and likely tedious diplomacy.” Read more