By Daniel DePetris
Nearly a year after President Trump and Kim first met in Singapore, diplomacy is at an impasse. If Trump wants to make history managing a problem that has frustrated previous presidents, he must shift the paradigm and change how the U.S. views the North Korean nuclear issue.
It is obvious the current approach will not work. The president is courting failure by focusing almost exclusively on immediate denuclearization up front and at the expense of everything else — including a historic opportunity to establish a comprehensive and durable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.This piece was originally published by The Los Angeles Times on May 31, 2019. Read it in its entirety HERE.