The North Korea deal is one that may evade the United States.
Past presidential administrations have tried to complete the daunting task but were unsuccessful.. Communicating with a non-compromising dictator at the head of one of the largest and active running nuclear plants in the world is not easy. Some say that it is easier to stay away and isolate rather than try to penetrate the dictatorship that exists in North Korea.
Donald Trump is trying to stray away from his predecessors and put his differences aside to meet with Kim Jong Un and North Korean leadership. After months of spats between himself and Un, he has decided to give “Little Rocketman” a chance to explain his case and hopefully come to an agreement to cut ties with the nuclear program that could eventually harm the United States.
This may be too much to ask Un after he spent government funds to build up the nuclear program. The results of building up this program were caused by large rates of poverty and hunger in major North Korean towns and a hands on deck commitment to strengthening the military at a sacrifice to everyday people. The United States may have a hard time convincing a tyrant to give up the nuclear child that he has taken so much time and effort out of his country to birth.
Trump and his administration have vowed to make this compromise and put aside their personal differences to eliminate a major nuclear threat. The United States has the backing of other countries, but many believe that this task is daunting and nearly impossible. Many European and other Asian nations have attempted to have peaceful talks with North Korea, but communication with the country is too hostile and dangerous to national security.
Kim Jong Un wants to have a voice on the world summit and giving up the program that scares other nations away may be the next step to him being a world leader instead of a feared tyrant. The United States is attempting to be the first nation of democratic decent to communicate and achieve compromise with North Korea.
This deal can work with full cooperation and help from other countries backing the United States, but the Trump administration, on their own, can only do so much to stop the nuclear threat of North Korea. Kim Jong Un would need to respect Trump’s opinion and leadership, which has not been seen, and he would need to be given a significant voice on the world stage. These demands seem unreasonable considering his past history and antics, and therefore make this compromise seem like a longshot more than a possibility.