North Korea Talks: Falling for the Same Tricks, or Uncharted Waters?

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After North Korea threatened to withdraw from the upcoming face-to-face summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, some media outlets reported that Trump was becoming concerned about the political risks if the talks were to fall through—and considering not going ahead with them.

Many experts believe North Korea’s recent warning it would pull out of the talks is a shift in rhetoric fully consistent with past attempts at serious dialogue with the Hermit Kingdom—and demonstrate it is unwilling to negotiate in good faith. But is there reason to believe this time will be different?

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