10 June 2018
With just two days to go before the historic meeting, many questions remain up in the air. Dr Graham Ong-Webb of the RSIS noted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been doing “hard bargaining” with the US since he took over as leader, albeit from a distance. Dr Nah Liang Tuang of RSIS said pressure from hawkish forces in Washington or Pyongyang at the last minute could also shift the leaders towards a more hardline stance, “potentially derailing the summit”. Diplomat Barry Desker, the former head of RSIS, said that Singapore will not shape negotiations, but can create the conditions for success.
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