By Invitation

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.

New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

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.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.

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. Subscribe