political cartoons this week

President Trump announced last Thursday that he is organizing a sit-down with North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un to begin discussions toward diplomatic peace. The news broke after South Korea’s security advisor, Chung Eui-yong, payed a visit to the West Wing on behalf of the North Korean dictator on March 8th. The verbal invitation detailed plans to halt missile testing and to hopefully put an end to North Korea’s nuclear projects all together.

Although peace negotiations is believed to be the first step in mitigating speculation of nuclear war, the announcement still comes as a surprise to most, considering President Trump and Kim Jong Un’s volatile rapport as early as late January. Despite their troubled past, South Korea’s security advisor confidently reported that “ President Trump appreciated the greeting and said he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization.”  

Still the prospect of peace is not one that inspires much confidence in some officials, who claim that peace relations between the US and North Korea has not fared well in the past. Most pointedly in 1994, President Clinton and Kim Jong Un’s predecessor Kim Jong II, agreed on freezing North Korea’s illicit Plutonium weapons program, which later failed in 2002. Further investigation proved that North Korea was secretly engaged in illegal dealings with Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan to secure Uranium and other dangerous substances in an effort to continue their nuclear programming. 

In light of this previous history, Trump’s cabinet officials have warned the president of the possibility of yet another unsuccessful treaty and to plan accordingly. Nevertheless, skepticism– and cartooning–surrounding the upcoming events have continued to unfold as the month of May approaches.

 

political cartoons this week Art by: Clay Jones// Twitter: @Claytoonz 

 

political cartoons this week

Art by: Stephane Peray// Twitter: @stephffart // Instagram: @stephff_art

 

political cartoons this week

Art by: Arcardio Esquivel// Twitter: @cartoonarcardio

political cartoons this week

Art by: Bob Gorrell// Twitter: @GorrellArt 

 

political cartoons this week

Art by: John Cole// Twitter: @ColeToon

 

political cartoons this week

Art by: Bruce Plante// Twitter: @Planteink

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Cheyenne Lee, a Bay Ridge Brooklyn native, started her career as a fashion writer for The PLüg Magazine in 2015. As a strong believer in the power and impact of words she has written for many publications, many of which were Premiere Magazines at Syracuse University. Besides being an avid reader, a lover of leafy greens, and kitty cats, she loves to learn about people and new places. Cheyenne has traveled to over a dozen countries, and hopes one day to visit more. Cheyenne is inspired by great food, awe-inspiring landscapes, and young people with a fellow entrepreneurial spirit.

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