What's amazing is that people think that these are issues that can simply be flipped with a phone call. Just look at this discussion, we're talking here about Trump making peace with Kim, with no mention of South Korea or Japan and scarcely any mention of China.And my point is - any claims that running a presidential level summit is about "making peace with NK" is posturing BS at best, enabling and legitimizing at worst.
They use their nukes and rockets for leverage today. Everytime they need aid, they fire a few rockets into the Sea of Japan and do a few nuke tests and inevitably everyone caves and gives them aid. It's a pattern across several American Presidents now. Will not change.The status quo has held up to this point as North Korea has been fundamentally weaker than the south- would it change if North Korea uses its nuclear program as leverage?
Yes. The North Korean elites who run the country don't give a damn about ideology. They get their cut and Chinese protection. And in the bargain provide a buffer state for China.Do you think they'll use their fleet primarily for posturing- that the North Korean generals are more interested in internal affairs and staying in power?