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What Comes Next After Trump-Kim Breakup

  • Trump may look to confront China on trade, North Korea support
  • ‘If it doesn’t work out, many people can die’: Lankov
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North Korea Says Still Open to Meeting With U.S. After Summit Collapse

The canceled summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un leaves both men with big decisions to make if they want to avoid a march to war over North Korea’s nuclear program.

Their actions in the weeks ahead open a range of possibilities with broad implications for Northeast Asia. Chinese President Xi Jinping could see his trade fight with Trump further entangled with the North Korea dispute, while South Korea’s Moon Jae-in could be forced to choose between his dream of reconciliation with Pyongyang and the security demands of his U.S. ally.