Rethinking North Korea: How bad would it be to let Kim Jong Un keep his nuclear weapons?

If there’s one thing approaching consensus among North Korea experts, it’s that the likelihood that Kim Jong Un will eventually give up his nuclear weapons ranges somewhere between slim and slimmer.

That’s not to say many veteran Korea watchers don’t applaud President Trump’s gambit in opening a personal dialog with Kim, as well as Trump’s efforts to lower tensions by scaling back what Pyongyang sees as in-your-face military drills with South Korea.

But like Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama before him, Trump’s hope of persuading the communist regime to forsake its nuclear ambitions failed.

As Trump’s four-year
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