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Brookings foreign policy expert insists Kim-Trump 2.0 Summit must deliver
U.S. President Donald Trump plans to hold a second nuclear summit with North Korean's leader at the end of February. The two-day summit will be held in Vietnam, with the purpose of trying to convince Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear weapons program.
"As part of a bold new diplomacy, we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula,” Trump said, during his State of the Union Address on February 5.
Michael O'Hanlon, a Senior Fellow and the Director of Research of Foreign Policy at The Brookings Institution, wrote in a recent article published in The National Interest, "President Donald Trump should get pragmatic. He should do a deal that eliminates North Korea’s ability to produce more bombs, as well as longer-range missiles, in exchange for a partial lifting of sanctions."
In a recent visit to the LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, O'Hanlon gave Trump some credit for "positive diplomacy" which has created the possibility of progress.
Nonetheless, O'Hanlon told PBA Journalism Professor Israel Balderas in an interview for The Beacon Today that this second summit has to deliver on denuclearization and human rights.