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.

The full document, published by Nanyang Technological University, can be found here.

Image courtesy of The Executive Office of the President of the United States.


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