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North Korea

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. north korea
    Pompeo Sets January 2021 Deadline for North Korea DenuclearizationGood luck with that.
  4. north korea
    Kim Will ‘Permanently Dismantle’ Nuclear Test Site, If the U.S. Acts FirstPresident Trump declared the news “very exciting.”
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. U.N. Watchdog: North Korea Hasn’t Stopped Making NukesBut…but Trump said we didn’t have to worry about this anymore!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.”
  12. 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.
  13. Trump Still Pretending Fake North Korea Nuclear Deal Is RealProbably better than getting mad and starting a war, though.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Still No Clarity From White House on North Korea PlanBut at least we’re not at war yet.
  20. 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.
  21. Trump Compares His Propaganda to North Korea’s at Bizarre South Carolina RallyTrump‘s Kim Jong-un envy is a real thing.
  22. Trump Thought North Korea’s State TV Was Even Better Than Fox: ReportIt seems Kim taught Trump a lot about the benefits of dictatorship.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.”
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. Trump’s Plan to Wing It at North Korea Summit Is Already Going PoorlyAs he declared “attitude” beats prep work, aides made contradictory remarks that could potentially derail talks and undermine his goals.
  37. President Trump Still Way Too Lazy to Do His JobNews reports continue to convey the president’s aversion to presidenting.
  38. Trump Has Settled On a Core Demand for the North Korea SummitThe president wants Kim to commit to a timetable for denuclearization. If Kim agrees, he might get an invitation to Mar-a-Lago.
  39. Trump Sidelines Bolton to Keep Peace With North KoreaTrump did not invite Bolton to his recent meeting with a North Korean envoy, after being advised that including him would be “counterproductive.”
  40. Report: Assad to Meet With Kim Jong-un in North KoreaThe autocrat summit would be Kim’s first with another head of state on his home turf.
  41. Trump Says June 12 Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Back OnThe announcement came after an Oval Office meeting with Kim Yong-chol, the highest level North Korean official to visit the White House in 18 years.
  42. The Trump-Kim Summit May Be Back on — But Success Is Still a Long ShotWhile the North Koreans understood that Trump’s cancellation was just a ploy, the two sides remain miles apart on substance.
  43. the chain gang
    Kim Jong-un Reportedly Wants an American Burger Chain to Open in North KoreaThis, according to a new CIA report, anyway.
  44. Kim Jong Un Open to McDonald’s, Not Giving Up His Nuclear WeaponsFast food in North Korea? Yes. Giving up nuclear weapons? No.
  45. U.S. Officials Meet With North Koreans to Discuss SummitThe U.S. has sent an experienced diplomat across the border in an effort to salvage and resume preparations for the still-cancelled June 12 summit.
  46. Kim Jong-un Meets With South Korean Leader in Surprise VisitThe two discussed how to move forward after President Trump canceled his summit with the North Korean dictator.
  47. Trump’s Credibility Problem Is Now America’sThe president’s propensity for breaking agreements and surprising our allies is damaging America’s international reputation and ability to lead.
  48. Trump: U.S. and North Korea Are Talking Again, Summit May Still HappenA day after he told Pyongyang that the U.S. military is “ready,” Trump sounded a more optimistic tone.
  49. North Korea Summit Ended Like It Started: With a Quick, Chaotic Call by TrumpBehind the scenes, Trump remained optimistic about meeting with Kim Jong Un — then he rapidly reversed, sending aides and allies scrambling.
  50. What Happens When You Treat Nuclear Diplomacy Like a Reality-TV ShowTrump has had his share of political successes from his reckless, narrative-focused approach. But the real-world dangers are building.
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