The Trump-Kim Meeting is Not Like Nixon Opening China

July 10, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Asia Blog Brand: The Skeptics Tags: Donald TrumpSingaporeRichard NixonChinaDiplomacy

The Trump-Kim Meeting is Not Like Nixon Opening China

Donald Trump's Singapore gamble cannot compare to the diplomatic successes that President Richard Nixon reaped when he unfroze Sino-American relations.

Robert Kelly is an associate professor of international relations in the Department of Political Science at Pusan National University. More of his writing can be found at his website . He tweets at @Robert_E_Kelly.

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore in this picture released on June 12, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. KCNA via REUTERS