A Bulletin editorial

Articles by A Bulletin editorial

13 June 2018
AmericasAsia

Now, it’s time to deliver

A Bulletin editorial

Media pomp and video symbolism cannot substitute for arms control substance. The high-level goals listed in the joint Singapore statement by President Trump and Chairman Kim are extremely vague, but concrete steps are required, if the nuclear risk that North Korea poses to the United States and the rest of the world is to be reduced. The vagueness of the joint statement creates a distinct possibility that it will quickly evaporate, with regrettable—and possibly catastrophic—results for the region and the world.