'I want to go, it will be great theatre,' is how US President Donald J Trump closed the debate amongst his advisors on visiting Singapore for a summit with Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea. The president was unprepared and did not want a big formal agenda. Needless to say, nothing big was achieved either. A few days later, finally arrested of the fact that North Korea had no intention of denuclearisation, Trump said: ‘we’re going to end being chumps. North Korea, he now argued, was a waste of time.’ This was a point his confidantes had not failed to tell the deal-hungry leader many times over.

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This article was originally published by the Times of India.