Focusing too closely on the spectacle of another Trump-Kim summit also obscures larger questions about the prospects for successful denuclearisation, America’s role on the Korean Peninsula and, more broadly, American engagement in Northeast Asia.

To discuss these issues, we were joined by Dr Charles Edel, Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, for a conversation featuring Dr Van Jackson, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington and Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; John Delury, Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at Yonsei University (Seoul); and Dr Sheryn Lee, Lecturer in Security Studies at Macquarie University.