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North Korea

  1. 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.
  2. foreign policy
    Trump Team Mulls Giving North Korea ‘Bloody Nose,’ Betting Kim Won’t RetaliateTop officials are reportedly considering whether the U.S. could launch a limited strike on Kim Jong-un’s regime without starting a war.
  3. politics
    Trump on Russia Investigation: I Do Things ‘100 Percent Proper’The president weighed in on that and several other topics during an impromptu press availability on Saturday.
  4. White House Officials Are Afraid of Trump’s ‘Nuclear Button’Thus far, Trump has allowed his advisers to overrule his worst instincts. But “the adults” are losing influence — and the “Button” is in his hands.
  5. foreign policy
    Trump’s Tweet Won’t Start Nuclear War — But the Real Danger Is Still TerrifyingWe’re about to see what happens when a powerful country loses credibility so rapidly it doesn’t know it’s gone.
  6. 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.
  7. foreign policy
    8 Takeaways From Trump’s Tweet Bragging About the Size of His ‘Nuclear Button’Aside from the horror of the president threatening nuclear war on Twitter.
  8. foreign affairs
    What Kim Jong-un’s Mixed Messages Reveal About His 2018 StrategyIn his New Year’s Day address, the dictator offered an olive branch to South Korea, and threatened the West with a “nuclear button.”
  9. 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.
  10. U.S. Accuses North Korea of Instigating Vast Cyberattack“We do not make this allegation lightly, and we are not alone with our findings, either.”
  11. North Korea and Iran Are Footnotes in Trump’s National Security SpeechMaybe we can get through the holidays without a preemptive war.
  12. Trump Might Fire His Top Diplomat for Always Pushing DiplomacyRex Tillerson keeps publicly calling for talks with North Korea, free of any preconditions. Trump’s generals would prefer war.
  13. Graham: 70 Percent Chance of War With North Korea If It Tests More NukesThe hawkish South Carolinian is credibly terrifying in describing Trump’s intentions if North Korea keeps being North Korea.
  14. North Korea May Also Be Developing Submarine Missiles and Biological WeaponsNew reports highlight that nuclear weapons are just one of several threats posed by Kim Jong-un’s regime.
  15. politics
    For Nikki Haley, Dealing With Foreign Tyrants Is the Easy Part of the JobHow the U.N. ambassador handles her boss with great diplomacy.
  16. a problem like korea
    7 Big Questions About North Korea’s Latest — and Longest — Missile TestSome quick calculations suggest it could have hit New York City. Worried yet?
  17. Teacher! Teacher! Don and Chuck and Nancy Are Fighting Again!Dangerously near the date when a stopgap spending agreement expires, Trump and congressional Democratic leaders are feuding and shifting blame.
  18. North Korea Fires First Missile Since SeptemberIt’s probably just a matter of time before President Trump replies with an ill-considered threat.
  19. Trump ‘Sentenced to Death’ by North Korea for Making Fun of Kim Jong-unAn editorial in state-run media called Trump an “old lunatic, mean trickster and human reject.”
  20. 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.
  21. a problem like korea
    The Real Things Team Trump Is Trying to Accomplish in AsiaBehind the cheesy photo ops and terrifying tweets.
  22. North Korea’s Only Nuclear-Test Site Is Suffering From ‘Tired Mountain Syndrome’Despite the risks associated with the exhaustion, Pyongyang is unlikely to give the site a break.
  23. select all
    North Korea’s Most Powerful Weapon Is Its Cyber ApparatusSure, nukes are flashier, but that’s not all you have to worry about.
  24. What It’s Like to Escape From North KoreaFive defectors on growing up under the Kim regime, and what the U.S. gets wrong about Pyongyang.
  25. foreign policy
    Trump Continues to Tease a War With North KoreaThe president clearly wants to keep everyone guessing, but what if Pyongyang guesses wrong?
  26. Trump Teases That He’s About to Launch a Major War (Again)Trump assures Americans that they will soon “find out” why he said “it’s the calm before the storm” while posing with military officials last night.
  27. congrats
    Is the Nobel Committee Trying to Send Trump a Message?A nuclear-disarmament group, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, is the surprise Peace Prize recipient this year.
  28. select all
    What It Takes to Get Accepted Into an Elite Apocalypse BunkerIt’s boom times for the bomb-shelter business in Silicon Valley. But you better be able to write a good application essay.
  29. foreign policy
    Playing ‘Good Cop, Crazy Cop’ Won’t Work With North KoreaTrump can’t out-crazy crazy, especially if the U.S. has lost its diplomatic credibility.
  30. foreign policy
    Trump Administration Trying Direct Diplomacy With North Korea to Defuse CrisisIt’s already not going very well.
  31. a problem like korea
    Wait, Are We at War With North Korea Now?Kim Jong Un’s foreign minister said so in no uncertain terms. What now?
  32. Get Ready for More Court Battles Over Trump’s New, Broader Travel BanJust as SCOTUS prepared to consider the original version, the president has issued a new ban that raises some of the same old issues.
  33. nuclear war
    North Korea Says Trump’s ‘Rocket Man’ Insult Makes Attack on U.S. ‘Inevitable’The crisis over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions is clearly getting worse, not better.
  34. The Vaping Congressman Pushes for ‘Preemptive Strike’ on North KoreaMeanwhile, Kim Jong-un and President Trump trade insults.
  35. Trump Announces New North Korea Sanctions, Wants ‘Complete Denuclearization’The move will “cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea’s efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind,” Trump said.
  36. President Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea in U.N. SpeechOnce again, he called Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man.”
  37. foreign policy
    North Korea’s Latest Missile Launch Shows the Limits of SanctionsThe message Pyongyang is sending by firing another ballistic missile over Japan: Sanctions might hurt us, but they won’t stop us.
  38. North Korea Reportedly Fires Another Missile Over JapanIt comes soon after the United Nations imposed tougher sanctions on North Korea following its nuclear test on September 3.
  39. Dennis Rodman Offers to ‘Straighten Things Out’ Between Trump and Kim Jong-unThe Worm claims both leaders as friends, even if Trump is “a little bit crazy sometimes.”
  40. A Brief History of North Korea in 3 Minutes▶️ A condensed history of the troubled nation, from the Japanese annexation in 1910 to present day.
  41. Amid Rising Tensions, Trump Announces New Weapon Sales to South KoreaSouth Korea is adoping a more offensive posture to match its neighbor’s.
  42. The Trump Doctrine Falls FlatIt holds that the U.S. is the most powerful country, and every interaction should favor us. North Korea begs to differ.
  43. Haley: North Korea ‘Begging for War’But she’s still looking for a diplomatic solution.
  44. scary things
    Trump Says U.S. Could Cut Off Trade With China After North Korean Nuclear TestFor the first time, the country has tested a bomb that exceeds the destructive power of the ones dropped on Japan during World War II.
  45. 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.
  46. Tremor in North Korea Raises Fears of a 6th Nuclear TestIt would be the third since Trump’s election.
  47. foreign policy
    North Korea and the U.S. Remain Trapped in a Cycle of ProvocationsEndless saber-rattling can only end in disaster, but it’s not clear that Trump is interested in de-escalation or diplomacy.
  48. North Korea: Missile Launch Was a ‘Prelude’ to a Guam AttackPresident Trump responded to the threat by saying the era of diplomacy with North Korea is over.
  49. a problem like korea
    Why Kim Jong-un Is Keeping Tensions High With TrumpEven as the U.S. president has been ratcheting down his rhetoric.
  50. North Korea Launches Missile Over JapanThe Japanese government has issued an emergency warning, calling on residents in northeast Japan to seek shelter.
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