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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. Did Peace Just Break Out Between North and South Korea?Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in have taken a step toward a new future for their respective countries. But will they take a step back?
  12. The Campaign for Donald Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize Has BegunHis biggest boosters, and even a few others, say Trump deserves the award for developments on the Korean peninsula.
  13. Trump Believes ‘He Alone’ Can End the Korean War — and He Might Be RightTrump’s indifference to detail and skepticism about U.S. security guarantees might lead him to make concessions that other presidents wouldn’t.
  14. Trump Threatens to Pull Out of ‘Great’ Trade Deal With South KoreaTrump says he may not abide by the trade deal he struck just days ago — until Seoul convinces Pyongyang that it can trust him to abide by deals.
  15. foreign policy
    With Kim Jong-un Meeting, China Tells the U.S. It Won’t Be IgnoredXi Jinping threw off summit calculations, and the U.S. must respond with patience and diplomatic skill. Too bad Trump’s team possesses the opposite.
  16. Team Bolton: John Never Promised Trump He ‘Wouldn’t Start Any Wars’In fact, a new report suggests the national security adviser promised the very opposite.
  17. 6 Weird and Worrying Moments From Trump’s Missouri Fundraising SpeechTrump bragged about giving Trudeau fake facts, mocked past presidents for not meeting Kim Jong-un, and described a nonexistent “bowling ball test.”
  18. foreign policy
    Trump and Kim Jong-un to MeetIt’s unclear if there’s been a real breakthrough, or it’s just another move in a long, frustrating chess game.
  19. North Korea Is Ready to Discuss Forfeiting Nukes, South SaysThe U.S. said it wouldn’t negotiate with Pyongyang unless denuclearization was on the table. Now it is.
  20. the national interest
    Trump Confuses North and South KoreaThey’re, uh, not the same.
  21. political drama
    How White House Officials Felt About Ivanka Trump’s Trip to the Olympics“This isn’t like going to Italy. The stakes are far higher and more complex.”
  22. pyeongchang
    Russian Spies Hacked Olympics, Pretending to Be North KoreaThe alleged attack was likely in retaliation for being banned from the Games.
  23. winter olympics 2018
    Ivanka Trump Has Officially Arrived in South Korea for the Winter OlympicsWhere she’s received two stuffed animals and dined on a meal that “symbolizes harmony.”
  24. the national circus
    It’s Time for John Kelly to GoThe White House chief of staff’s handling of the Rob Porter fiasco is making the Scaramucci interregnum look like a golden age.
  25. winter olympics 2018
    NBC Apologizes for Olympics Opening Ceremony Japan CommentThe network issued a statement on analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo’s suggestion that South Korea credits its “transformation” to Japan.
  26. oops
    Pence’s Anti-North Korea PR Campaign BombsThe vice-president’s icy disposition at the Olympics was no match for the thaw between South and North Korea.
  27. foreign affairs
    Could the Olympics Help Create Peace Between the Koreas?The Games are a rare opportunity for diplomacy between the archenemies. But Mike Pence and others are wary.
  28. North Korea’s Military Parade Comes at a Bad Time for TrumpJust as Trump shows interest in a military parade, Kim Jong-un provides a reminder of the type of tyrants who do such things.
  29. global politics
    Kim Jong-un’s Sister Is Going to the OlympicsShe’ll be the first member of the North Korean leader’s immediate family to go to South Korea.
  30. The White House Just Sent an Ominous Signal About Its Plans For North KoreaVictor Cha was about to become ambassador to South Korea — until he criticized Trump’s plan for a preemptive strike on Pyongyang.
  31. North and South Korea Agree to March Under One Flag at 2018 OlympicsThe two countries have a history of coming together over sports.
  32. The Urbanist’s Guide to Seoul, From Soy-Brined Fried Pickles to Sneaker BarsThis is a place where ancient shrines meet eye-popping street art and centuries-old hanok villages coexist with soaring architectural gems.
  33. South Korea’s President Gives Trump ‘Big Credit’ for Talks With NorthLeaders in Asia have become experts at stroking the presidential ego.
  34. North Korea: Our Nukes Are Aimed Only at United StatesA not-exactly-comforting piece of propaganda.
  35. games
    How Do You Watch the Olympics in the Shadow of Nuclear Apocalypse?If you thought Putin’s 2014 Games were scary, wait until you put an Olympic Games less than 50 miles from the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
  36. foreign affairs
    North Korea Reopens Hotline to South: Breakthrough or Another Ploy?Reestablishing communication could help ease tensions, or drive a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea.
  37. South Korea Proposes Banning the Main Reason to Use CryptocurrencyThe country is considering a ban on anonymous trading.
  38. South Korea Is Hoping to Avert Nuclear Catastrophe Until After the 2018 OlympicsThe government in Seoul is asking the U.S. to delay joint military exercises so North Korea isn’t provoked.
  39. In South Korea, Trump Warns the North: ‘Don’t Try Us’After previously appearing to write it off, Trump also suggested diplomacy to solve tensions with Pyongyang.
  40. golfitics
    Donald Trump Uses South Korea Speech to Promote His New Jersey Golf ClubHe talked about the Trump National Golf Club while addressing the South Korea Parliament.
  41. Do Americans Know Where Our Troops Are and Why They Are There?The deaths of U.S. troops in Niger opened up a whole series of bigger questions about troop deployments and the strategies used to justify them.
  42. Amid Rising Tensions, Trump Announces New Weapon Sales to South KoreaSouth Korea is adoping a more offensive posture to match its neighbor’s.
  43. foreign policy
    Why North Korea’s Nuclear Test Should Unnerve and Embarrass TrumpThe dangerous escalation proves that the U.S. and its regional allies must put existential questions ahead of political ones.
  44. North Korean Military Threatens to Attack GuamTensions are ramping up on the Korean peninsula.
  45. Why It’s So Hard to ‘Deter’ North KoreaNorth Korea places a huge value on projecting itself as a Great Power that can “deter” its enemies. And that’s true, whether or not it has nukes.
  46. Trump: ‘Patience Is Over’ With ‘Reckless and Brutal’ North KoreaDays after Trump was presented with military options against North Korea, he says Pyongyang’s aggression will be met with a “determined response.”
  47. international affairs
    North Korea Successfully Launches Ballistic MissileThe test came one day after a top North Korean diplomat said Pyongyang would be willing to meet with the Trump administration.
  48. international politics
    What the New Liberal South Korean President Might Mean for U.S. RelationsMoon Jae-in’s victory could change the dynamic when it comes to how Washington wants to deal with North Korea.
  49. just asking questions
    Why South Koreans Aren’t Afraid of a Military Confrontation With the NorthThe AP’s former bureau chief in Pyongyang and Seoul says North Korea’s threats follow a yearly script, but Trump is the unpredictable factor.
  50. international affairs
    Four Foreign Policy Lessons From the North Korea ShowdownKorea watchers and Trump watchers alike can glean insights about the predictable unpredictability underlying this thorny crisis.
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