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We evaluate US strategy towards North Korea as Trump opens door to diplomacy with Kim Jong Un hours after canceling summit

(FILES) This combination of file photos created on March 9, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during the 5th Conference of the Workers' Party of Korea Cell Chairpersons in this photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on December 23, 2017 and released on December 24, 2017 (L) and US President Donald Trump speaking to the press in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on February 9, 2018.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and US President Donald Trump speaking to the press in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on February 9, 2018.

President Donald Trump declares he is "waiting" to see if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will again "engage in constructive dialogue." Trump opened the door for diplomacy Thursday just hours after he canceled a summit with Kim scheduled for next month in Singapore.

President Donald Trump declares he is "waiting" to see if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will again "engage in constructive dialogue." Trump opened the door for diplomacy Thursday just hours after he canceled a summit with Kim scheduled for next month in Singapore.

But he insisted that Kim reach out, placing the blame on the North Korean leader for the collapse of negotiations. He also said that until that happened, tough sanctions on Pyongyang would continue and the U.S.-led "maximum pressure campaign is continuing."

Trump and Kim had been slated to meet June 12 for what White House officials had hoped would be a historic diplomatic breakthrough for the president. They advised that the summit could be rescheduled. We evaluate US strategy towards North Korea and what does that mean for future relations.

With files from the Associated Press.

Guests:

Mike Mazza, research fellow in foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a Washington-based conservative public policy research institute; he focuses on US defense policy in the Korean Peninsula, as well as the Asia-Pacific region; he tweets

Mike Fuchs, former deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and a Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-DC based left-leaning research think tank; he tweets

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