As an unexpected summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un appears to be on the horizon, analysts fear that Trump’s understaffed administration may lack the expertise to successfully turn the political opening into a meaningful opportunity.
In a surprise announcement on Thursday night, the White House said Trump would hold face-to-face talks with the North Korean leader over Pyongyang’s nuclear program by the end of May.
This is the first time a US president accepts an invitation from North Korea’s leader. South Korean officials said Trump almost immediately agreed to meet Kim, without preconditions.
Analyst, however, say the possible summit holds risks for the Trump administration.
“A Trump meeting with Kim presents both risks and opportunities,” said Bonnie Glaser, an Asia expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.
“The US side needs to be very, very well…