Kim Jong Il

Advantage Kim

Advantage Kim

Tuesday’s historic meeting between North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald J. Trump boiled down to mostly a photo op. That doesn’t necessarily make it bad. If the goal is an improved relationship between the two countries, a denuclearized Korean peninsula and North Korea’s entry into the civilized world, the process has to start somewhere and Singapore might prove as good a place and today as good a moment as any. But anyone who watched the cordial handshake and smiles in front of a row of flags, Old Glory getting equal billing to North Korea’s Red Star, must have suffered some level of queasiness and ambivalence — or else they haven’t been paying attention.

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