“Coral, one of the top British bookmakers, has Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un as favorites – at 2/1 odds – to win the Nobel Peace Prize this year. They’re ahead of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Saudi activist Raif Badawi, Pope Francis and other potential winners. If their talks go as well as Friday’s summit between Kim and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, and peace is restored to the Korean peninsula, they’ll both deserve it.”
In all seriousness, an end to the Korean war would greatly reduce the threat of armed conflict in the region, and vastly improve the lives of millions of oppressed North Koreans. There are few single policy achievements with effects of the same magnitude. Will those Norwegians be able to put aside their political bias and award this prize to the people who truly deserve it?