war on the rocks

The Path to the Summit

May 24, 2018

Episode Notes:

As North Korea protests the United States’ insistence that its maximum pressure approach is inaccurate as well as confusion on the definition of denuclearization, the regime has canceled its high-level meeting with South Korea and threatens to walk away from the summit in June. Vipin Narang, associate professor of political science at MIT, provides insights into the challenges of getting to the summit. This episode was recorded before President Trump’s announcement that the United States will not attend the summit.