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Kim Jong Un

  1. world view
    Trump’s North Korea Peace Drive Is OverTwo years after his first meeting with Trump, Kim Jong-un blew up — both literally and figuratively — any remaining hope for a diplomatic resolution.
  2. unsolved mysteries
    Kim Jong-un Is Very Much Alive in Allegedly New PhotosRumors of the North Korean dictator’s demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated, according to state-media images of Kim at a fertilizer factory.
  3. north korea
    North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Reportedly in ‘Grave Danger’ Following SurgeryA U.S. intel source told CNN the 36-year-old leader’s health is in question, though information from the dictatorship is notoriously unreliable.
  4. world view
    Kim Jong-un Is Plotting a Not So Happy New YearNorth Korea failed to deliver on its ominous promise of a Christmas “gift” to the U.S., but it’s still preparing to ratchet up tensions in 2020.
  5. elections of 2019
    Republicans Going All-Out Red Scare in Off-Year ElectionsIn Kentucky and even in the more moderate Virginia, Republicans are smearing all Democrats as terrifying socialists. It will get much worse next year.
  6. power
    The Five Millennials (Actually) Changing the WorldAn honest list.
  7. fox news news
    Fox Hosts: Of Course We’d Attack Obama and Praise Trump for Doing the Same ThingAfter lauding Trump’s trip to the DMZ to meet Kim Jong-un, hosts on The Five admitted they’d rip Obama if he’d done the same thing.
  8. foreign interests
    Trump’s G20 Trip Was a Victory for DictatorsAt the summit, President Trump cemented his friendships with authoritarian leaders like Putin and Kim, while giving short shrift to democratic allies.
  9. trumplomacy
    What We Know About Trump’s DMZ Meeting With Kim Jong-unTrump met Kim, stepped into North Korea, and is now impatiently waiting for his Nobel Peace Prize.
  10. north korea
    North Korea Executes Five Officials for Failed U.S. Summit: ReportThe special envoy to the U.S. was reportedly executed on spying charges, and Mike Pompeo’s counterpart at the summit was sentenced to forced labor.
  11. international affairs
    Trump Has to Remind John Bolton How Much He Likes Kim Jong-unNeither missile tests nor hawkish national security advisors will dissuade Trump from appreciating a foreign strongman’s Biden insults.
  12. north korea
    Report: U.S. Agreed to Pay North Korea $2 Million for Otto Warmbier’s CareNorth Korea hit the U.S. with a bill prior to releasing the student, who died shortly after returning home.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  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. 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.
  21. north korea
    U.N. Watchdog: North Korea Hasn’t Stopped Making NukesBut…but Trump said we didn’t have to worry about this anymore!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. the national interest
    Trump Still Pretending Fake North Korea Nuclear Deal Is RealProbably better than getting mad and starting a war, though.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. this week in late night
    This Week in Late Night: Trump Is Not The BacheloretteWhen Trump is compared to The Bachelorette, aren’t we kind of making a gay joke?
  30. the national interest
    Trump: My People Should ‘Sit Up in Attention’ Like Kim Jong-un’s Staff“He’s the head of the country, and I mean he’s the strong head. He speaks and his people sit up in attention. I want my people to do the same.”
  31. Trump Thought North Korea’s State TV Was Even Better Than Fox: ReportIt seems Kim taught Trump a lot about the benefits of dictatorship.
  32. Trump’s North Korean Propaganda Reveals His Contempt for DemocracyThe White House’s cinematic pitch to Kim Jong-un doesn’t just exalt a murderous tyrant — it denigrates ordinary Americans and North Koreans alike.
  33. foreign policy
    Some Questions Foreign Policy Experts Are Asking About the Trump-Kim SummitBefore anyone declares victory, let’s try to establish some basic facts about what comes next …
  34. diplomacy
    Donald Trump Praises Himself for Insulting Kim Jong-un“I think without the rhetoric we wouldn’t have been here.”
  35. 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.
  36. quotables
    ‘They Have Great Beaches’: The Most Bizarre Quotes From the Trump-Kim Summit“I said, ‘Boy, look at that view. Wouldn’t that make a great condo?’”
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Trump Now Sounds Like a Fan of North Korean Repression“His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor.”
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Kim Jong Un Open to McDonald’s, Not Giving Up His Nuclear WeaponsFast food in North Korea? Yes. Giving up nuclear weapons? No.
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