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  1. sri lanka attacks
    Outside the U.S., Persecution of Christians Is Real, As Sri Lanka Bombings ShowIn an increasing number of countries, particularly in Asia, Christians face challenges a lot more stressful than “Happy Holidays” greetings.
  2. foreign policy
    Trump and Kim Tease Another Pointless Peace SummitTrump and his administration have gotten nowhere with North Korea since the last two times they got nowhere, but rematches make good television.
  3. world view
    Trump Won’t Let U.S. Officials Come Between Him and Kim Jong-unTrump countered, and confused, his own administration by calling off new North Korea sanctions. If only our actual allies were treated so well.
  4. world view
    Trump Was Right to Walk Away From North Korea, But Kim Won’t Be IgnoredTrump leaves Hanoi with no deal, but some cards left in his hand — though playing them just got much harder.
  5. global politics
    Trump Cuts Short North Korea Summit, Returns Empty HandedThe two-day summit came to an abrupt end when North Korea demanded that the U.S. drop all sanctions in return for the closing of one nuclear facility.
  6. north korea
    Trump No Longer Demands North Korea Be Held Accountable for Its Nuclear ProgramThe president will reportedly drop plans to seek a full accounting of Pyongyang’s nuclear programs, meaning the Trump-Kim summit could be another dud.
  7. world view
    Trump Lowered North Korea Summit Expectations — and Still Might Not DeliverTrump dropped his unrealistic promises of fast denuclearization, and could make real progress in Hanoi. The question is whether he can follow through.
  8. eyes on the prize
    White House Asked Japan for Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize NominationBut what did Japan get in return for the typically anonymous honor, and was it the only country to receive the request?
  9. the national interest
    Putin Told Trump North Korea Couldn’t Launch Missiles, and He Believed ItHarrowing evidence Trump’s insane credulity on North Korea is influenced by Russia.
  10. world view
    Why Doesn’t Trump’s Talk of U.S. Moral Duty Apply to North Korea?In his SOTU, Trump invoked the Holocaust to signal our moral duty to oppose Iran and Venezuela — and made overtures to North Korea’s cruel regime.
  11. foreign policy
    U.S. Intel Chief Disputes Trump on North Korea and ISISKim Jong-un isn’t giving up his nukes and ISIS isn’t defeated, Dan Coats said Tuesday.
  12. world view
    With Mattis Gone, Trump Is Already Sowing More Global ChaosIn just a few weeks, we’ve seen a serious uptick in odd U.S. foreign policy moves and anonymous leaking, and that isn’t good for anyone except Putin.
  13. world view
    Trump Misses the Signs That North Korea’s Dictator Isn’t Really His FriendAs Trump touted his diplomatic win, Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s speech made it clear that he wants more U.S. concessions, and isn’t ditching his nukes.
  14. foreign interests
    Secret Missile Bases Don’t Violate North Korea’s Promises — It Never Made AnyKim Jong-un is doing exactly what he has said he planned to do all along — not what President Trump claims he agreed to in Singapore.
  15. world view
    North Korea Doesn’t Care About Trump’s Post-Midterms AgendaTrump seems to have put North Korea on the back burner, insisting relations are “fine” — but they probably won’t stay that way for long.
  16. early and often
    Trump Says Secret to Fake Peace With North Korea Was Real LoveIf admiring the world’s authoritarians is wrong, they need only send Trump a “beautiful letter” to remind him he doesn’t want to be right.
  17. foreign policy
    Donald Trump Is Going to Try a Tricky Balancing Act at the United NationsTrump wants to mount a defense of American sovereignty to please his base while selling allies on shared sacrifice.
  18. north korea
    Pompeo Sets January 2021 Deadline for North Korea DenuclearizationGood luck with that.
  19. north korea
    Kim Will ‘Permanently Dismantle’ Nuclear Test Site, If the U.S. Acts FirstPresident Trump declared the news “very exciting.”
  20. donald trump
    Lindsay Graham’s Latest Mission: Encouraging Trump’s Blood LustOnce part of the jolly, bipartisan Three Amigos, Graham is now very focused on feeding Trump’s most hawkish impulses.
  21. international intrigue
    Kim Declares His ‘Faith’ in Trump, Who Offers an Enthusiastic ThanksNorth Korean denuclearization seems stalled, but at least these two are getting along.
  22. north korea
    Trump Just Admitted That North Korea Isn’t Actually DenuclearizingThe president called off Mike Pompeo’s trip to North Korea, citing a lack of progress on denuclearization.
  23. north korea
    U.N. Watchdog: North Korea Hasn’t Stopped Making NukesBut…but Trump said we didn’t have to worry about this anymore!
  24. Trump Heaps Praise on Kim, Can’t Wait to See Him ‘Soon’Despite questions over the American remains North Korea has sent back to the U.S., Trump couldn’t be happier with Kim.
  25. the national interest
    Trump’s Boast About Getting Fallen Heroes From Korea Is CollapsingKim Jong-un isn’t denuclearizing, and he also isn’t returning the bodies of 200 U.S. servicemen. Other than that, it’s a great deal.
  26. North Korea Appears to Be Making New Missiles, Despite Trump SummitU.S. intelligence sources cast more doubt on the president’s declaration that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.”
  27. foreign policy
    Trump Slowly Realizing It’s North Korea’s Reality Show, Not HisThe president is getting frustrated about North Korea’s continued obfuscation as his fake peace deal with Kim Jong-un falls apart.
  28. the national interest
    Trump Still Pretending Fake North Korea Nuclear Deal Is RealProbably better than getting mad and starting a war, though.
  29. Sheldon Adelson’s Fantasizing About Building Casinos in North KoreaThe billionaire casino mogul and Republican megadonor seems to be eyeing expansion in the world’s most isolated country.
  30. Kim Jong-un Blew Off Mike Pompeo to Visit a Potato FarmThe North Korean leader was too busy looking over spuds and counting tractors to meet with Pompeo last weekend.
  31. North Korea Calls U.S. Diplomatic Posture ‘Regrettable’It turns out that getting the country to discard its nukes probably won’t be so easy — shocking no one who has been paying attention.
  32. Mike Pompeo Will Give Kim Jong-un Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ on CDIn their first meeting, the North Korean dictator told Trump he hadn’t heard the song that inspired Trump’s nickname for Kim.
  33. Mike Pompeo Will Give Kim Jong-un Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ on CDIn their first meeting, the North Korean dictator told Trump he hadn’t heard the song that inspired Trump’s nickname for Kim.
  34. Still No Clarity From White House on North Korea PlanBut at least we’re not at war yet.
  35. foreign policy
    North Korea May Have Ramped Up Nuclear ProductionKim Jong-un is working to covertly expand his nuclear arsenal, according to an assessment leaked by U.S. intelligence officials.
  36. the national interest
    Trump Compares His Propaganda to North Korea’s at Bizarre South Carolina RallyTrump‘s Kim Jong-un envy is a real thing.
  37. Trump Thought North Korea’s State TV Was Even Better Than Fox: ReportIt seems Kim taught Trump a lot about the benefits of dictatorship.
  38. foreign policy
    Pompeo Tries to Clean Up Trump’s Messy Claims About North Korea SummitWhile the president was hazy on timeframes, Pompeo offered a clearer (yet unrealistic) aim: “major disarmament” by the end of Trump’s first term.
  39. foreign policy
    Trump and Kim Stir Confusion About What They Actually Agreed ToNorth Korean media claims Trump agreed to lifting sanctions and “step-by-step” denuclearization. That’s not what the president said.
  40. Trump’s 5 Weirdest Remarks About His Summit With North Korea“They have great beaches. You see that whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean … Think of it from a real-estate perspective.”
  41. Trump Suspends ‘Provocative’ War Games With South KoreaAt his summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, Trump announced that the U.S. will suspend such military exercises, as talks proceed.
  42. foreign policy
    Everything That Happened at the Trump-Kim MeetingFeaturing historic handshakes, a tour of the presidential limo, and a teary Dennis Rodman — but no detailed commitments on denuclearization.
  43. nuclear war
    This Is What a Nuclear Attack in New York City Would Look LikeIf America is attacked, the strike probably won’t come from North Korea. And it will be even scarier than we imagine.
  44. foreign policy
    The Winners and Losers of President Trump’s Meeting With Kim Jong-unBoth Trump and Kim benefitted personally, but diplomatic norms, and everything they’re meant to protect, took a hit.
  45. foreign policy
    The Trump-Kim Summit Was a Great Photo Op, and Maybe Nothing MoreThe meeting in Singapore fulfilled both men’s desires for respect and media attention, but the actual work lies ahead.
  46. Trump Will Leave Summit With North Korea EarlyThe White House says the talks are moving more quickly than expected. But there’s reason to suspect they aren’t moving anywhere at all.
  47. On Eve of North Korea Summit, Trump Shows He’s Focused … on Trudeau FeudShortly before his first meetings in Singapore on Monday, Trump was still unloading about trade on Twitter.
  48. foreign policy
    Trump Is Making Decline Great AgainSix fundamental truths that Kim Jong-un and the rest of the world now know about Trump on the eve of the Singapore summit.
  49. diplomacy
    Trump Says He’ll Know Outcome of North Korea Summit After One MinuteNorth Korea’s Supreme Leader will be no match for President Trump’s supreme confidence.
  50. Dennis Rodman Is Going to Singapore to Shill for a Marijuana CryptocurrencyThe NBA legend and Kim’s “friend for life” is being sent to Singapore by a cryptocurrency for pot.
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