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Kim Jong Un

  1. north korea
    Pompeo Sets January 2021 Deadline for North Korea DenuclearizationGood luck with that.
  2. north korea
    Kim Will ‘Permanently Dismantle’ Nuclear Test Site, If the U.S. Acts FirstPresident Trump declared the news “very exciting.”
  3. 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.
  4. north korea
    U.N. Watchdog: North Korea Hasn’t Stopped Making NukesBut…but Trump said we didn’t have to worry about this anymore!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. the national interest
    Trump Still Pretending Fake North Korea Nuclear Deal Is RealProbably better than getting mad and starting a war, though.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.”
  15. Trump Thought North Korea’s State TV Was Even Better Than Fox: ReportIt seems Kim taught Trump a lot about the benefits of dictatorship.
  16. 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.
  17. 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 …
  18. diplomacy
    Donald Trump Praises Himself for Insulting Kim Jong-un“I think without the rhetoric we wouldn’t have been here.”
  19. 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.
  20. 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?’”
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Trump Now Sounds Like a Fan of North Korean Repression“His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor.”
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Kim Jong Un Open to McDonald’s, Not Giving Up His Nuclear WeaponsFast food in North Korea? Yes. Giving up nuclear weapons? No.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. the national interest
    Trump Cancels North Korea Nuclear Summit AgainHis plan to out-crazy Kim Jung-un may not be working.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. North Korea Cancels Talks With South Over Military ExercisesA reminder that Kim Jong-un isn’t a traditional negotiating partner.
  48. 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.
  49. North Korea Summit to Hinge on Whether Trump Likes Cut of Kim’s JibReally, why bother with diplomacy?
  50. 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!”
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