What’s next after Trump-Kim summit?

What’s next after joint statement of US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Chairman Kim Jong Un at the Singapore Summit. Read few comments.

President Donald J. Trump meets with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Credit: https://www.instagram.com/whitehouse/

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How unusual is US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell?

Germany has asked the U.S. government to clarify remarks by US ambassador to Berlin Richard Grenell about empowering other conservatives in Europe. He gave an interview to Breitbart. How (un)usual would such statement be for any US ambassador, what kind of effect this might have Europe-US relations? Read few comments.

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. Credit: https://www.state.gov

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On, off, on summit. What does Kim Jong-un want?

On, off, on… It seems summit Trump-Kim will take place as originally planned. It is probably very hard to read decision processes of Trump’s administration that led to this outcome. But ist seems North Korea is very interesting in having this summit. Does it also mean we could expect some visible concessions from Kim Jong- un or basically an photo-op with US President is a satisfactory outcome for NK dictator? Read few comments.


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Inter-Korean summit: What do Seoul and Pyongyang want?

Inter-Korean summit may seem only as an appetizer before Trump-Kim meeting (of course, we will see if that happens). But would do you think South expects from the summit, what are the main goals of President Moon? And what about North and Kim’s goals? Read few comments.

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Trump-Kim Jong-un summit: How did we reach this point?

It is pretty shocking twist of events as President Trump and NK leader Kim Jong-un are going to meet. In your opinion, how did we reach this point and wat do you expect from this? Read few comments.
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A window of opportunity for talks between North Korea and the US?

VPOTUS Mike Pence said that during conversations with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, the U.S. and SK had agreed on terms for “further engagement” with the North. Such an engagement would be conducted first by the South Koreans and “potentially” with the U.S. shortly thereafter. How do you read this statement, do you see any potential window of opportunity for diplomatic talks between North Korea and the US? Read few comments.

US Vice President Mike Pence meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Credit: https://kr.usembassy.gov

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The politics of royal engagement: When Harry met…Donald

By Gëzim Alpion, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, Sociology Admissions Director, University of Birmingham.

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. Credit: https://www.royal.uk/

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