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The Future of Asia 2018

North Korea's nuclear track record breeds skepticism, experts say

South Korean president's adviser shrugs off doubts, citing Kim's 'unprecedented moves'

From left, Moon Chung-in, special adviser to South Korea's president; Jia Qingguo, dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University; Daniel Twining, president of the International Republican Institute; and Akihiko Tanaka, president of Japan's National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, discuss the North Korean crisis. (Photo by Taro Yokosawa)

TOKYO -- International experts cast doubt on North Korea's intention to abandon nuclear weapons at a conference on the eve of leader Kim Jong Un's historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, while a South Korean presidential adviser pushed back against the skepticism.

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