I think they probably go on as scheduled, too. NK has wanted this prestige for a long time; I don’t think they’ll chuck an easy win for no reason. And it may be a great thing that Trump is going to talk to Kim. Hey, nothing else has worked–give it a shot. This is a classic It’s Okay to Do This If You’re a Republican situation. Fine.
But setting up talks was always the easy part. Bush or Obama could have chosen that, but didn’t. The substance of the transaction is the thing. What are they really going to agree to, give up, and follow through on? And do any of you really think this won’t involve some financial incentives, as in the past?