But the first-ever meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader will surpass them all in the sheer spectacle, a summit of global significance timed to begin squarely during prime time in the United States on Monday evening, a strategic decision by the ratings-conscious president.
If it were a protracted process, Trump would stop enforcing sanctions against Pyongyang, and South Korea and China would return to unconditional subsidization of the Kim regime, Lee said.
"This mismatch between USA and North Korean goals has remained more or less consistent over the decades and has so far stymied all agreements that have emerged between the two sides since the first round of bilateral denuclearization negotiations in the early 1990s".
"It's the formative experience in their life and they're committed to the Australia-Korea relationship in a much deeper way to the more cosmopolitan South Korean who goes skiing in America", Dr Dalton told SBS News.
The highly-anticipated meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Kim Jong Un is scheduled for next Tuesday.
Organizers have braced for more than 2,000 reporters, who will be housed in a makeshift media center at the Singapores Formula One race-pit building.
"The recent talks are indeed historical as we've never seen a United States president in office meet with any North Korean leaders".
But at least for now, the vitriol and rhetoric traded between the two leaders has ended, nuclear tensions have subsided, and diplomacy will unfold for a few days at least - a positive alternative to North Korea's latent nuclear threats to South Korea, the Pacific, and potentially the west coast of the US.
Singapore's The Straits Times reported earlier this month that the Singapore government declared that four black BMW sedans with armored bodies that can withstand gunshots, explosives and grenades were exempt from certain traffic rules through June 30. All the government says are lies, Kim said.
Kim's bodyguards will certainly travel with him, providing trusted protection to back up local Singapore security that will control the perimeter and crowds, said Choi Kang, vice president of Seoul's Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
There was heightened security at the St Regis hotel in central Singapore, one of the hotels where the leaders were expected to stay. How can such rallies take place there? "This is a leader who really is an unknown personality". North and South Korean soldiers glare at each other across the line that Kim Jong Un historically stepped across for his recent summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
When Trump was asked by a reporter Saturday if he is concerned that he is giving Kim a "win" on the world stage just by having the meeting, the president said he's not concerned because "we haven't done anything" yet. In 2005, North Korea was testing long-range missiles while promising to do its utmost to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. Even Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, generally averse to publicly criticizing fellow Republican leaders, warned the president last week that "you could get snookered". For decades, if a potential deal with North Korea looked too good to be true, it nearly certainly was.
Some observers believe that Trump shouldn't open negotiations by focusing on a peace deal, and instead should use the prospect of such a treaty as leverage to get the North to abandon its weapons. "The North Koreans have already gotten what they need out of this. They're really working very well with us". Trump said what matters more is the "attitude" he and Kim have going into the meeting.