ABU DHABI – “It ain’t over ’til it’s over,” when it involves North Korea. It is worse when the unpredictability of Kim Jong Un is pitted against that of U.S. President Donald Trump. Thus it was entirely foreseeable that Trump’s White House would issue a letter announcing that the summit planned for June 12 “will not take place.”
First, there is a history of failures with the Koreas summits. Both the 2000 and 2007 Sunshine Policy efforts were aborted due to intransigence on several fronts.