Progress, but not of the sort we’d hoped
“There is nothing like good dialogue from two people who like each other!”
“… kinda like taking apart the old Chevy while putting fresh tires on the Porsche.”
“… dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been firm.”
Too clever by half?
“You would have had 30, 40, 50 million people killed.”
“President Trump has been incredibly clear about the sequencing.”
A victory lap before the game has started?
“Mr. Kim, Mr. Kim!”
Getting to know you.
“This is essentially some very smart analysts offering their very best guesses”?
Positive, but oh so vague in critical areas
“Meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown.”
“Dialogue and saber-rattling can never go together.”
Wait and see.
“We’ll see what happens.”
Kim to China: I’m serious about denuclearization.
Down but not out
Suddenly he’s interested in denuclearization
A war of words
Madman across the water
“Why wait until the end of May? Let’s do this by the end of March…”
Symbolic sanctions and cautious openings.
And halt nuclear tests?