Donald Trump, the US President, is willing to take a meeting with Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator. If realized, it will be a historic deal.
The Straits Times: Donald Trump's historic bet on Kim Jong Un summit shatters decades of orthodoxy
The US has been refusing to talk with North Korea because it is continuously provocating with developing nuclear weapons. In recent years, the tension between the two nation became the strongest ever before. If North Korea accomplished the development of IBCM, the US would face the risk of nuclear war. Some people expect the US attack North Korea before this risk is realized.
On the other hand, North Korea loosed the attitude in these months. Some important persons were sent to the opening ceremony of Pyonchang Olympic games. And Kim Jong Un said that the North was ready to abandon nuclear weapons if the US changes the attitude to the North.
The South Korean President, Moon Jae-in has been relatively friendly to North Korea. He is willing to improve the relationship between two countries. South Korea is in a difficult position between North Korea and the US. It relies on the power of the US army. But the more it is cooperative with the US, the more North Korea will be hostile. If Trump becomes friendly to the North, Moon will support his policy, I guess.
Japan is also deeply concerned about Trump's mood. If the US accepts North Korea's policy, Japan will be exposed directly to the threat of North Korea. Therefore, Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, is willing to request Trump not loosening the sanction level to the North.
In my sense, on the other hand, North Korea may be suffering from money shortage. It is an opportunity to change the international relationship with the North for each nation. I wonder who will be the winner of this diplomatic battle.