Tariffs, Turmoil And Denuclearization: The Trump Administration Abroad : 1A President Trump is set to embark on what he claims will be a "tremendous summit" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but critics are skeptical that he'll be able to convince the millennial dictator to relinquish the country's nuclear weapons.

After refusing U.S. aid at the Venezuelan border, President Nicolas Maduro faces new pressure from his opponents to step down, with the U.S. threatening to impose new sanctions.

President Trump also faces challenges in his ongoing attempt to reach a trade agreement with China. Though he has delayed a March 1 deadline to increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, the two sides have yet to sign an official agreement.

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President Trump is set to embark on what he claims will be a "tremendous summit" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but critics are skeptical that he'll be able to convince the millennial dictator to relinquish the country's nuclear weapons.

The Washington Post notes the lack of progress toward denuclearization since President Trump's first visit with Kim Jong Un in 2017:

Since Singapore, the North Korean military has stopped testing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, but according to U.S. intelligence assessments, it has done little else toward denuclearization.

"They've done exactly zero to create transparency" around their intercontinental ballistic missile and ballistic missile programs and "have not moved toward denuclearization," Bremmer said.

He added that he thought Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton were "deeply skeptical the North Koreans will make such progress, but that doesn't mean Trump won't announce a deal."

After refusing U.S. aid at the Venezuelan border, President Nicolas Maduro faces new pressure from his opponents to step down, with the U.S. threatening to impose new sanctions.

President Trump also faces challenges in his ongoing attempt to reach a trade agreement with China. Though he has delayed a March 1 deadline to increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, the two sides have yet to sign an official agreement and it's still unclear how close they are to striking one.

We're talking to experts about the impact of these developments on international relations.