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What we're reading: History lessons for the North Korea summit

On the left: Richard Nixon with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai. On the right: Nelson Mandela with then-South African President F.W. de Klerk. Photos: Getty Images

President Trump and Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore for a historic summit between two adversaries looking to strike a nuclear deal that could also have huge economic consequences for both sides — and it's a crossroads that other leaders have faced before.

The big picture: While Trump has stated that he doesn't think he has to prepare much for the long-awaited summit, both leaders might look to history for key lessons on how to make their meeting successful. Two prime examples are President Nixon's 1972 trip to China and apartheid South Africa's attempt at denuclearization.