Volume 3, Issue 1

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Daily Digest

The Atlantic: Here’s What Trump Actually Achieved With North Korea

Uri Freidman makes the optimist case for why the Trump-Kim summit was successful.

The Diplomat: Why China’s New Cambodia Military Boost Matters

The growing importance of military assistance in China-Cambodia relations.

The Cipher Brief: How Journalists Pin Down the President

Trump’s responses to human rights in North Korea during his post summit exchange with reporters show an interesting pattern.

Asia Times: Plan for North Korea denuclearization exists, Seoul reveals

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha tamps down expectations on speedy resolution of the key elements of the reconciliation process on the Korean Peninsula.

38 North: Shockingly, China’s sanctions enforcement on North Korea eases after the summit

More evidence that Chinese sanctions enforcement on North Korea has rapidly decreased following Kim-Trump summit.

East Asia Forum: What’s next after the Trump–Kim summit?

If North Korea is looking at China and Vietnam as the model for integration into the global economy, what can South Korea and the US do to facilitate reform?

38 North – Rebooting Inter-Korean Economic Relations: A Challenging Road Ahead

Important lessons to learn from past experience as the two Koreas begin to re-establish economic relations.

The Diplomat: More Japan Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Philippines?

More maritime cooperation between Japan and the Philippines.

The National Interest: Grading the Singapore Summit: Compared to What?

Graham Allison answers the question on whether the Trump-Kim summit was successful.

The National Interest: Grading the Singapore Summit: Compared to What?

The Diplomat: The Quad: Second Verse, Same as the First?

Questioning the depth of agreement on a common purpose among members of the Quadrilateral Dialogue.