Who Will Be the Adult in the Room on North Korea?

Trump and Xi

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Peter Van Ness

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East Asia Forum

Peter Van Ness, ‘Who Will Be the Adult in the Room on North Korea?’ East Asia Forum, 14 October 2017.

Two spoiled, narcissistic, self-deluded bully boys — US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — are playing a game of nuclear weapons ‘chicken’ at the world’s expense. This game could cost the lives of hundreds of thousands if it finally leads to war.

It is time that someone puts an end to this outrageous folly.

But who? Who would have the political stature, the authority and the credibility with both the United States and North Korea to take such a stand?

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