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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. foreign policy
    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.
  10. the national interest
    President Trump Still Way Too Lazy to Do His JobNews reports continue to convey the president’s aversion to presidenting.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.”
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. foreign policy
    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.
  16. the chain gang
    Kim Jong-un Reportedly Wants an American Burger Chain to Open in North KoreaThis, according to a new CIA report, anyway.
  17. Kim Jong Un Open to McDonald’s, Not Giving Up His Nuclear WeaponsFast food in North Korea? Yes. Giving up nuclear weapons? No.
  18. foreign policy
    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.
  19. 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.
  20. foreign policy
    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.
  21. 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.
  22. foreign policy
    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.
  23. foreign policy
    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.
  24. 6 Ways Trump Could Repurpose the Kim-Summit Commemorative CoinNo. 3: Pretend this was the plan all along and make other coins for events that will never happen.
  25. Trump Sounds Like He’s Itching for War With North KoreaIn his first comments since cancelling the planned summit with Kim Jong-un, Trump boasted that the U.S. military is “ready.”
  26. the national interest
    Trump Cancels North Korea Nuclear Summit AgainHis plan to out-crazy Kim Jung-un may not be working.
  27. North Korea’s ‘Nuclear Showdown’ Threat Shows Détente Could Quickly FadeDespite Trump’s celebratory tone in recent weeks, the U.S.–North Korea situation could still quickly devolve to where it was in 2017.
  28. Trump Says His Meeting With Kim Jong-un ‘May Not Work Out’Turns out, agreeing to unprecedented summits on a whim might not be a sound way to make foreign policy.
  29. foreign policy
    Trump Pushes a New International Order Based on U.S. BullyingThe administration thinks military might, and threatening to use it, are key. Iran and North Korea developments show the plan is off to a shaky start.
  30. U.S. Mints Garish Coin for Trump-Kim Summit That Might Not HappenThis has the potential to be a collector’s item for all the wrong reasons.
  31. foreign policy
    Trump Aides Worry He Doesn’t Have Good Grasp on the North Korea SituationThey say Trump doesn’t seem up on the details he’ll need to negotiate with Kim Jong Un, and he has a low tolerance for briefings.
  32. U.S. Scraps Military Exercise in Order to Appease North KoreaFor decades, Pyongyang has been asking for a meeting with the U.S. president. Now, Kim is winning concessions by threatening to stand up to Trump.
  33. foreign policy
    Is Trump Getting Played by North Korea?Kim Jong-un’s hot-and-cold behavior is messing with the administration’s already disjointed strategy for the upcoming talks.
  34. foreign policy
    North Korea Surprises Trump Administration by Acting Like North Korea AgainWhite House officials were reportedly caught off guard by a threat to cancel the Trump-Kim summit if the U.S. doesn’t back off on denuclearization.
  35. North Korea Cancels Talks With South Over Military ExercisesA reminder that Kim Jong-un isn’t a traditional negotiating partner.
  36. North Korea Appears to Be Shutting Down Its Nuke-Testing SiteBut we’ve been here before, and there’s a long way to go before Pyongyang’s nuclear program is closed.
  37. business
    Trump Vows to Help Sanctioned Chinese Tech CompanyThe president says he will help the Chinese phonemaker ZTE, which is struggling after being banned from buying U.S. components.
  38. foreign policy
    Pompeo Says North Korea Will Get Americans Instead of AidThe Trump administration apparently thinks the communist nation will accept capitalism in exchange for its nukes.
  39. North Korea Summit to Hinge on Whether Trump Likes Cut of Kim’s JibReally, why bother with diplomacy?
  40. international affairs
    North Korea Schedules Demolition of Nuclear Test SiteIt’s inviting journalists to a closing ceremony at the site less than three weeks before the upcoming summit with the U.S.
  41. Trump’s Meeting With Kim Jong-un Set for June 12 in SingaporeIn a tweet, Trump said both leaders will “try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!”
  42. Trump Greets 3 Americans Freed by North KoreaHe met Kim Hak-song, Tony Kim, and Kim Dong-chul when they landed in Maryland, and said Kim Jong-un was “really was excellent” to them.
  43. Trump on Whether He Deserves Nobel: ‘Everyone Thinks So’He insists that he doesn’t want the award, though. He wants “victory for the world” instead.
  44. foreign policy
    Pompeo Is Returning From North Korea With U.S. CaptivesKim Hak-song, Tony Kim, and Kim Dong-chul have been freed.
  45. House Republicans Working to Give Trump His Military ParadeIt’s not just the president’s boyish fantasy anymore.
  46. foreign policy
    Trump Looks at Pulling U.S. Troops From South Korea, Despite Peace Talks: ReportHe ordered the Pentagon to look at options for withdrawal, though that could complicate delicate negotiations between our ally and North Korea.
  47. 18 House Republicans Nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace PrizeWill a Peace Prize really be awarded to Trump because of his militaristic bluster, before any peace has even been won?
  48. Now the President of South Korea Thinks Trump Should Get a Nobel Peace PrizeAppealing to Trump’s ego is a time-honored strategy that South Korea seems to have mastered.
  49. wait what
    John Bolton Says U.S. Is Considering ‘Libya Model’ for North Korea“Libya’s giving up its nuclear arms was used as an invasion tactic to disarm the country,” a North Korean official said in 2011.
  50. foreign policy
    Kim Jong-un Wants U.S. Promise Not to Invade in Exchange for NukesBut his rhetorical ramp-up to peace talks should be considered style without substance until proven otherwise.
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