Despite Trump’s usual bluster, Kim Jong-un was the key beneficiary of the Singapore summit. The other beneficiary is likely to be China.
Both countries are setting the tone for the June 9-10 SCO meeting in Qingdao with effusive statements.
The US secretary of state’s words are an acknowledgement that the ongoing détente between the Koreas is fragile.
The Hwasong-15 missile tested earlier this week is larger than the Hwasong-14 and can travel much further. What’s more, the North Koreans are likely to test it again very soon.
The UN has re-elected Indian judge Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice, edging out the UK’s nominee.
The idea of a 'quad' between India, the US, Japan, and Australia is gaining traction once again. But there are obstacles ahead.
Besides strengthening the prospects for joint operations, the three-day exercise might hold another attraction for the Indian Navy.