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6th March, 2019 The Hindu Daily Editorial discussion (in Hindi)
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Ashish Singh
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1. The Hindu Daily Editorial Discussion 6/3/19 By - Ashish Singh

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3. Page 8 Page 9 Recovering from the Hanoi setback Whatever the reasons for the collapse of the U.S.-North Korea talks, both sides have kept alive hopes for their revival 'India really needs to enhance its counterterrorism capabilities' .The former Foreign Secretary on isolating Pakistan diplomatically, the world's responses to the Pulwama attack, and New Delhi's Kashmir policy Fifty years apart, the story of two OIC fiascos Reaching out to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is . morally wrong and politically futile .Promise amidst strife .It is an encouraging sign that Sudanese protesters are rising above ethnic and religious divisions .Life without GSP India must not underestimate the impact of the U.S. withdrawal of trade privileges Algeria for change .President Bouteflika should withdraw his re-election bid

4. Recovering from the Hanoi setback GS PAPER 2 Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's

5. The much awaited Hanoi summit (February 27-28) between U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended abruptly. A working lunch and the signing ceremony were cancelled, leading to speculation that the talks had collapsed. be a premature conclusion,-ataijo. that while he may be a Mr. Trump, 72, has shown, time and again, that while he may be a novice at nuclear negotiations, he is a master of 'The Art of the Deal' and a reality TV star.

6. . For him, summitry is about political timing. Mr Kim, though less than half Mr. Trump's age seems to have a natural knack for it too. The Trump-Kim bromance is like a three act opera and after two acts (Singapore in June 2018 and Hanoi), this is the Intermission, with a final act yet to unfold.

7. Suspense about Singapore Remember the suspense before Act I, which took place despite all odds. There was initial optimism when U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit last May to Pyongyang, returning successfully with three U.S. detainees. Days later, National Security Adviser John Bolton bunged a spanner in the works by proposing the "Libyan model" for North Korea's denuclearisation. North Korea reacted strongly with Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye-gwan indicating that it would be forced to reconsider the summit if the U.S. insisted on driving it into a corner.

8. Mr. Trump backtracked, released the letter he had sent to Mr. Kim, expressing regret about the delay and adding that he was still hopeful. .He also publicly distanced himself from Mr. Bolton's remarks by pointing out that what he wanted with North Korea was 'a deal'. South Korean President Moon Jae-in stepped in, visiting Washington in May and, on his return, meeting Mr. Kim at Panmunjom to restore calm. . By the end of the month, the vice-chairman of the central committee, Gen. Kim Yong-chol, was in the U.S. meeting Mr. Pompeo and carrying a personal letter from Mr. Kim to Mr. Trump. And the June summit was restored!

9. While the summit resulted in a joint statement holding out tantalising prospects of establishing a new period of U.S.-Nortlh Korea relations, building a lasting and robust peace on the Korean peninsula and Mr. Kim reaffirming his firm commitment to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, what was striking was the growing trust and respect between the two leaders. An unexpected personal chemistry had been established.

10. Setting the stage for Hanoi Fast forward to Hanoi, Act II. Expectations were set high. Stephen Biegun, appointed Special Representative for North Korea last year, had hinted that forward movement on ending the 'war' was possible. The 1950-53 Korean War, which led to the division of the peninsula and claimed nearly three million lives, was paused with the 1953 Armistice Agreement. For North Korea, any move towards formalising peace is a step towards regime legitimacy. While a formal peace treaty would require U.S. Senate ratification, political steps towards normalisation would not. milion lives, was paused with ti

11. . Both Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim were aware that differences about 'denuclearisation' persisted For North Korea, it means 'denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula', North Korea dismantling its facilities and giving up its arsenal to go hand in hand with a permanent peace that removes the U.S. military threat and normalisation. For the U.S., 'denuclearisation' is frontend loaded, implying complete, verifiable and irreversible disarmament that requires North Korea to bring nuclear military activity to a halt, make a full declaration and subject itself to international verification, before sanctions are lifted

12. It seems the U.S.demanded more than Yongbyon, which was more than North was willing to give. Mr. Trump said, "It was all about sanctions. .They wanted the sanctions lifted in its entirety and we couldn't do that. Sometimes, you have to walk and this was one of those times." His regret was evident when he added, "When we walked away, it was a very friendly walk." North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho claimed they had demanded only partial sanctions relief in exchange for dismantlin Yongbyon". Whatever the reasons, reactions on both sides have been restrained. A return to the rhetoric of 'fire and fury' therefore seems unlikely.

13. And so an Act III is likely. The hardliners will eventually recognise virtue in a step-by-step process as long as it is irreversible. A new stage will have to be found, Bangkok, even Hong Kong if China cooperates. But the cast is willing. . After all, it is the blossoming of a beautiful relationship.

14. TRADING BLOWS The US is likely to withdraw duty benefits under the generalized system of preferences (GSP) amounting to $190 mn on$5.6 bn of exports from India Top 5 products exported under GSP (in $mn) Nucleic acids and their salts Stainless steel Parts of steering wheels Aromatic pesticides Parts of motor vehicles 157 145 Total exports from India under GSP (in$ bn) 115 108 4.6 4.7 105 20162017 018 Source: Commerce ministry

15. Shortly after, India said it would impose retaliatory tariffs on imports from the U.S. and even notified the list of items on which these would apply. Meanwhile, the U.S. stood fast on not exempting India from its tariff hikes, with Mr. Trump complaining about India's high import tariffs several times. The GSP review, however, stretched on, with the two countries holding frequent talks to address the concerns. India, for its part, postponed the deadline for the imposition of the retaliatory tariffs six times; the latest deadline is on April 1.

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