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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) speaks during a meeting with North Korea's director of the United Front Department, Kim Yong Chol (R) at the Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang on July 6, 2018. (ANDREW HARNIK/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Deal Is All Show, No Reality in Pyongyang

Negotiations with North Korea are a grueling process. The president’s empty boasts don’t help.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sign documents as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo Jong, look on in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

Total Denuclearization Is an Unattainable Goal. Here’s How to Reduce the North Korean Threat.

The United States and South Korea must help Pyongyang convert its military nuclear complex for civilian use.

A television broadcast of a meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seoul, South Korea on March 28.  (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Xi and Kim’s Marriage of Convenience

The Chinese president is briefed on the Singapore summit during the North Korean leader’s third state visit.

U.S. President Donald Trump and National Security Advisor John Bolton during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House on May 22. (Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images)

Singapore Was John Bolton’s Worst Nightmare

U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security advisor was marginalized at the summit, but his hard-nosed approach will be essential to dismantling North Korea’s nukes.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic U.S.-DPRK summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island on June 12, 2018 in Singapore.(Kevin Lim/THE STRAITS TIMES/Handout/Getty Images)

Kim Jong Un Gets to Sit at the Cool Table Now

Trump’s handshake gave North Korea the status boost marginal states crave.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (L) walk together after announcing a joint statement near the end of their historic summit at the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. (KOREA SUMMIT PRESS POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

If Anyone Gets the Nobel, It’s Moon and Kim

Koreans deserve the credit for peace on the peninsula, not Trump.

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Kim Got What He Wanted in Singapore. Trump Didn’t.

The G-7 and Singapore summits have put on display breathtaking strategic incoherence and appalling moral vacuity on the part of the Trump administration.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departs Singapore  on June 12. (Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information via Getty Images)

Trump Pardons Another Celebrity Criminal

At the Singapore summit, the U.S. president let Kim off the hook.

China's Chairman Mao Zedong met U.S. President Richard Nixon in Beijing on Feb. 21, 1972.

Some Summits Soar, Some Plunge

Nixon and Reagan managed to negotiate with Mao and Gorbachev because they had personal chemistry, common goals, and control of their domestic politics.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands after their meeting in Singapore on June 12. (Susan Walsh/AFP/Getty Images)

Read All of FP’s Coverage of the North Korea Summit

The latest on the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

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The Twisted Timeline of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

How "Little Rocket Man" and the "deranged dotard" trod a path from insults to handshakes.

U.S. President Donald Trump waves from the door of Air Force One upon arrival in Singapore on June 10. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

This Is What North Korea Sanctions Relief Should Look Like

If North Korea agrees to denuclearize, here's how Trump should go about rolling back sanctions.

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, right, greats North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 10. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s How the Trump-Kim Summit Could Play Out

No one knows for sure what will happen in Singapore. These are some of the possibilities.

North Korean Gen. Kim Yong Chol meets U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on May 31 in New York. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korean Facing Pompeo Is a Master Spy Who Helped Groom Kim, Then Survived His Purges

Officials say Kim Yong Chol’s meeting in New York marks the highest-level visit to the United States by a North Korean in 18 years, aimed at salvaging the summit.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, speaks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, at the Peace House in Panmunjom, South Korea, on April 27. (Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images)

Don’t Overestimate the Power of Historic Summits

The potential for progress on the Korean Peninsula is real, but the pitfalls are plentiful.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Panmunjom, South Korea, on April 27. (Korea Summit Press Pool/AFP/Getty Images)

Pyongyang Is Playing Washington and Seoul

Hollow summits between North Korea, South Korea, and the United States only serve to benefit the North.

A South Korean soldier walks past a television displaying images of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a railway station in Seoul on March 9. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Should Do His Nuke Deal Homework

The Iran nuclear accord contains lessons for talks with North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves from his train as it prepares to depart from Beijing railway station. (-/AFP/Getty Images)

Did Kim’s Visit Just Hand China a Trump Card?

An unannounced visit boosted both Beijing’s and Pyongyang’s leverage in negotiations, but Washington still seems to have no plan.

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