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No, Trump can’t count on a hawk’s advantage in making peace with North Korea

By: Sarah Kreps,  Government
May 10, 2018

Sarah Kreps, associate professor of government, writes about the politics behind the potential U.S.-North Korea talks in this Washington Post column.

"Of course, some commentators have already noted parallels with President Richard Nixon’s 1972 opening to China, even if not all observers are convinced that the analogy is apt from a geopolitical perspective," Kreps write, along with co-authors Elizabeth N. Saunders, a former Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Kenneth A. Schultz, professor of political science at Stanford University. "But a host of research, including our forthcoming paper in World Politics, suggests that Trump may not gain as much leverage from his hawkish stance on North Korea as the “Nixon-to-China” phenomenon suggests — and that he may not find it as simple to walk Nixon’s path as he expects."

Read the entire column.

 

 

 No, Trump can’t count on a hawk’s advantage in making peace with North Korea

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