US-North Korea Nuclear Diplomacy: Contexualising the Third Inter-Korean Meet

30 Sep, 2018    ·   5519

Shivani Singh argues that smooth inter-Korean relations and cooperative US diplomacy must go hand-in-hand for any substantive progress 

Shivani Singh
Shivani Singh
Researcher, Nuclear Security Programme (NSP)

The third inter-Korean summit took place between North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on 18 September. Topping the agenda was the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula as promised during the US-North Korea Singapore summit held in June 2018. Although some purportedly substantial commitments were reached on the denuclearisation front, it is premature to rejoice. Precedence suggests North Korea