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Hanoi summit: The cards in play

Nukes, sanctions and a peace declaration are on the table for the Trump-Kim summit. The question is how much each side will be prepared to give in exchange for what it wants.

United States President Donald Trump will meet Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea for their second summit in Vietnam next week. The smooth preparations for this summit so far suggest that a positive outcome is anticipated by both parties.

The Hanoi summit on Feb 27-28 comes barely eight months after their epoch-making summit in Singapore on June 12 last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2019, with the headline 'Hanoi summit: The cards in play'. Print Edition | Subscribe