The Making of Two "Heroes"
If denuclearization doesn't come from the Trump-Kim Summit, what will?
Dr. Alan Chong, associate professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, has published a commentary article titled, "Trump-Kim Summit: The Razzmatazz of Public Diplomacy."
In it, he discusses the 2018 meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore and examines how multimedia and social media interactions turned the diplomatic event into a reputation-boosting platform for both leaders.
"Thanks to today's image-making culture and the cult of social media, the summit was equally about making both leaders look heroic," asserts Chong.