How a Trump-Kim Summit Scrambles the Calculus for Key Players


WSJ—President Donald Trump’s decision to accept a meeting with North Korea’s leader has boosted the stature of Kim Jong Un with a surprise diplomatic opening that caught U.S. allies off guard.

Trump-Kim summit plan draws positive reactions from key players. The decision to meet with Kim Jong Un in the coming weeks was one that President Donald Trump made "himself," U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday, attributing the move to a "dramatic" change in posture by the North Korean leader.