At this stage one can only judge the atmospherics and optics of the summit, and on that basis, Beijing and Pyongyang have plainly come out ahead, while Tokyo and Seoul seem to have been overlooked.
Looking at the agreement, it appears that Kim Jong-un has outmanoeuvred Donald Trump.
One noticeable omission was any mention of "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation" - whether this was strategy or capitulation on President Donald Trump's part remains to be seen.
Alongside denuclearisation, reunification is the biggest potential game-changer on the Korean peninsula. But it remains a pipe dream.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's risky unreliability will diminish as his country builds ties with South Korea. So Korean unification may be a better focus for Tuesday's summit than denuclearization.
The highly awaited summit has the potential to lead to real peace on the peninsula- but only if both countries can find a common interest on which to build an agreement.
With almost 30 percent of South Koreans either Protestant or Catholic, faith plays a big role in how people think about relations with the North.
Having called the June 12 summit off, US President Donald Trump says it might be on again. But at what cost will all of this come to the serious issue of denuclearisation?
A remarkable year on the Korean peninsula has been marked by both bitter enmity and genuine goodwill. Now, the tension is being ratcheted up again.
The South Korean president's careful approach to rapprochement with the North set the stage for a possible breakthrough on the Korean peninsula.
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You have to walk before you can run, and baby steps are the best way forward in Korea.
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There was much that was agreed to at the Korean summit - but still a lot yet to be worked out. The will now shift to the hotly-anticipated meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.
The astonishing sight of two Korean leaders crossing the border that divides them is just a first step.
Politics podcast: Robert Kelly on the Korean summits.
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Professor Robert Kelly is pessimistic about how much the upcoming Korean summits will achieve this Friday.
The end of denuclearisation politics has opened new possibilities for the direction of the Korean Peninsula, but the tensions of 2017 remind us of the possibility of disaster.