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Asia Perspectives; Pesticidal Suicide

Asia Perspectives President Donald Trump said yesterday that North Korea will remain under sanctions but that he believes an agreement with Pyongyang will eventually be reached. Robert Manning at the Atlantic Council is not so sure. Manning notably argues that Kim Jong-un is not attracted by the economic benefits being offered by Trump in exchange for ending his nuclear armaments. This is because market orientation is seen as a potential threat to the Kim dynasty, while the regime stays together based on the perception of external threats. The Trump administration expressed cautious optimism all week that a trade deal with China is getting close. Harvard University’s Dani Rodnik notably argues that the two countries need to find the...

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