Trump-Kim summit

Four scenarios for Korean peninsula's future

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Singapore and signed a joint statement on Tuesday. The two leaders agreed on denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and the establishment of "new US-DPRK relations".

What should we expect for the future of the Korean peninsula? There are at least four possible scenarios: one positive, two bad, and one potentially tricky.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2018, with the headline 'Four scenarios for Korean peninsula's future'. Subscribe