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United States-North Korea Rapprochement: Averting a Nuclear Holocaust
The situation in the Korean Peninsula has generally
remained uncertain since the time of the Korean
war. President Trumps proverbs of fire and fury, Rocket Man and
now a valuable partner are gradual transformations, which have
been appreciated by the world at large, yet fragility and lack of trust
among the key contenders North Korea (DPRK), USA and South
Kora may lead to strategic miscalculation and undo the process of
confidence-building. The efforts of Russia and China are
commendable as these are contributing to a stable environment;
however, the world is witnessing these developments with
cautious optimism due to the impulsive nature of opposing leaders.
On an optimistic note, Chairman Kim and President Trump want
to move forward for a reasonable settlement. The leadership on
both sides, the global players and regional organizations will have
to work for hand in gloves for sustainable peace as failure is the
Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Assistant Professor, Department of IR, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Muhammad Usman Ullah
Junior Research Fellow, Humanity Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Trust Building, Peace and Stability, De-nuclearization