Fred Dews, brookings.edu, March 15, 2019; original article contains links and video of the event; see also item 13 in a satirical piece pertaining to Kim-Trump negotiations
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President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 and 28 for their second summit to focus on denuclearization and sanctions relief. The two leaders left their first summit last June in Singapore with a vague joint statement about denuclearization, sanctions relief, and other matters.
On March 6, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted a distinguished panel of experts to analyze the outcomes of the second summit, address the future of U.S.-North Korea relations, and propose policy recommendations. …
Some of the expert panelists remarked that Kim Jong Un appeared more confident in his public diplomacy [JB emphasis] skills than he did in the previous summit, the North Korean leader utilized his knowledge of how t..
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China is showing its readiness to make and not just take international rules. In 2014, China stepped up its campaign to shape international norms governing the Internet, moving vigorously in its public diplomacy and behind the scenes to subjugate the online world to state power. If we join the dots of these maneuvers across a
Tehran, Feb 12, IRNA – A senior lawmaker pointed to the holding of the so-called Middle East Peace and Security Conference in Poland and the invitation of the United States on February 13 and 14, stressed that the meeting is doomed to failure.
Heshmatullah Falahatpisheh, in an interview with Al- Arabiya network, said, 'Americans in the Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency also tried to raise the issue of Iran, but they did not come up with a result and it was a sort of frustration for them”.
He described Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) between Europe and Iran as a good start, but said that this mechanism did not meet Iranian expectations, and pointed to the necessity of its development to return Iran's money and guarantee its sale.
The MP said that in the 1990s, a conspiracy was raised under the name of a critical dialogue between Iran and Europe, and they were constantly criticizing and Iran should respond; now we do not al..