The Hanoi Summit – We Asked Naoko Aoki What Happens Next in U.S.-North Korea Relations

Publication Date: 
March 2019

The National Interest

Nuclear Past, Present and Future Project
Document Type: 
Articles and Op-Eds

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended their summit talks in Hanoi on a positive note despite inconclusive results. But there have been ominous signs for the two countries’ ties since then. North Korea is indicating it may resume rocket tests , while the United States is hinting at intensifying sanctions against the country. The two countries are currently at an important juncture that will determine the future of their relations.