Cartoon by Tasos Anastasiou

Talking is preferable to the disastrous alternative

The Atlantic: Ahead of the proposed Trump-Kim summit, there are some key questions to keep in mind: What really matters here? That Trump cows Kim, cudgeling him and his nation with the threat of American might? That the United States risks war, the decimation of Seoul, a nuclear missile screaming towards Hawaii, and the deaths of millions of North Koreans, just so it doesn’t have to admit that Pyongyang outmaneuvered the Trump administration? Or, instead, that egos are set aside in the pursuit of peace?

If this meeting actually occurs as planned, a weak and isolated state may unfairly and dishonestly get the recognition it craves from the world’s most powerful nation. This happens from time to time—it’s time to accept it >>>