Despite Trump’s usual bluster, Kim Jong-un was the key beneficiary of the Singapore summit. The other beneficiary is likely to be China.
As the Koreas develop their dialogue process, Pyongyang has reportedly signalled its willing to denuclearise in exchange for sweeping concessions.
The Trump administration has dumped its top choice for ambassador to South Korea, but is it really because they disagree on military strategy?
While the talks are a promising sign, Pyongyang may simply be looking for short term tactical benefits like sanctions relief.