I spoke with BBC outlets on Friday about the sudden announcement of a meeting between Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un, cutting through the headlines and PR to offer a dose of caution and the story of a far-from-coherent development.

The chats give the important story of how Trump, out of ego, shortcut talks to agree to the face-to-face encounter. Then it explains why this, surprising White House staff, may leave the US in a tricky position as it faces both Koreas and China who have all thought through their next steps.

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