Assessment of the Second US-North Korea Summit and the Future Course of North Korea’s Denuclearization

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The second US-North Korea Summit, held on February 27-28, 2019, concluded without an agreement, contrary to most expectations. This article discusses the difference in the positions of the US and North Korea regarding negotiations for denuclearization and identifies the movements of the US, North Korea, and South Korea since the Hanoi summit. It concludes with recommendations for the course of action Japan should take toward promoting peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-161
Number of pages16
JournalAsia-Pacific Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 2


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations

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