Protesters stage a rally demanding peace on the Korean Peninsula near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 12, 2018. Trump administration officials said Sunday there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation's leaders beyond the North's promise not to resume nuclear testing and missile flights or publicly criticize U.S.-South Korean military exercises. The signs read: "Welcome planned summits between North Korea and the United States, South Korea and North Korea." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP
Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP

Will a meeting with Kim help the US? The left isn’t so sure

 Is the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un going to lead to a de-escalation of nuclear tensions? We don’t know, but it’s better than the alternative for now. A roundup of editorials Tuesday takes a look at the issue.

Opinions from the left:

1. Trump, Kim meeting Is preferable to disastrous alternative

From The Atlantic: It could be worse if we didn’t try to talk to North Korea.

2. Godspeed, Trump and Kim. What's the backup plan?

From Bloomberg: Just what will we get when we don’t get denuclearization?

3. Here’s how Trump’s summit with North Korea could succeed

From MarketWatch: Sure, Kim is getting something in a meeting with the U.S., but Trump’s personality may just give him the win.

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