On Thursday, President Donald Trump shocked the world by agreeing to meet Kim Jong-Un in person in Pyongyang, in what would be the first ever face-to-face meeting between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader. The surprise summit is slated to take place sometime between now and the end of May, following the summit between South Korean President Moon-Jae-in and Kim that is scheduled for late April.
If the Trump-Kim summit happens, it would mark a real breakthrough in the increasingly dangerous situation that has threatened Northeast Asia for the last 25 years. But for now, for many reasons, it is too soon to be optimistic.
This article was originally published by the Huffington Post on March 9, 2018. Read the full article here.