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Kim-Trump Summit: Where Does It Leave the Main Players?

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13.06.2018

Donald Trump's groundbreaking meeting with Kim Jong Un, the hereditary leader of a dynastic dictatorship, was heralded by the main players as a breakthrough that will bring about major change, but left others wondering: What now?

After decades of isolation over its nuclear and missile programmes, the regime -- decried for human rights abuses at home and its destabilising threats of war -- received a warm embrace from the US president, who welcomed an agreement on the "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula, even as critics suggested the document was short on details.

Beyond the tub-thumping soundbites of the Singapore summit, the unprecedented get-together left many questions unanswered and some US allies in the region facing an uncertain future.

Here is a look at where the main players stand, and what may lie ahead.

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