North Korea Denuclearization
◎ Any “backsliding” by North Korea at this stage would be counterproductive for Kim Jong Un as it would likely cause the U.S. to redouble its focus on resolving trade with China.
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◎ Kim may want a second meeting with Trump sooner rather than later.
◎ Kim’s latest gestures are a positive omen of further advancement in the denuclearization process.
◎ The Trump administration must utilize creative strategies and tactics to counter CCP propaganda and come out ahead on trade and North Korea.
◎ The timing and tempo of the U.S. strategies is vital to ensure mission success.
◎ What we are seeing from Beijing and Pyongyang is textbook communist regime negotiation tactics.
◎ Xi is posturing for the moment, but future action depends on U.S. action.
◎ We predicted in March after Kim met Xi in Beijing that North Korea would denuclearize and a peace treaty to end the Korean war would
◎ The Democrats’ demands may end up helping Trump to seal a historic denuclearization and peace deal with Kim Jong Un.
◎ We believe that the Singapore summit could still be held in June.
◎ North Korea’s “shock” move is hardly surprising.
◎ The Trump administration still has cards to play to keep pressuring the CCP.
◎ Whether the coming peace talks would be trilateral or quadrilateral talks would hinge on the outcome of Sino-U.S. trade negotiations and the Trump-Kim summit.
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◎ China would be in an advantageous position once sanctions of North Korea are lifted and the country’s economy starts to liberalize.
◎ Kim’s willingness to make the closure of the Punggyeri test site public and the scrapping of “Pyongyang time” are signs that he is sincere about