A roundup of some of the content published on brookings.edu today.
- Suzanne Maloney explains what Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s “trademark jeremiad” against Washington means as a new round of nuclear talks is underway between Tehran and the international community. Robert Einhorn and Michael O’Hanlon wrote earlier about the negotiations on the Iran @ Saban blog.
- Diana Villiers Negroponte writes about what to expect for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada leaders’ summit this week in Toluca, Mexico.
- What does North Korea mean by its latest statement on denuclearization? Richard Bush and Jonathan Pollack take a look.
- Mwangi Kimenyi and Amadou Sy examine East African oil and gas reserves and the opportunity for these resources to promote growth in the region.
[On the possibility of ongoing secret negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea] I am always wondering if my chain is being yanked. It could also mean Kim is trying to undermine Moon, who positions himself as a broker between the U.S. and North Korea. These two potential explanations are not mutually exclusive.