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  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. international affairs
    Kim Jong-un’s Health Isn’t North Korea’s Biggest ProblemThe country can manage political chaos. Coronavirus may be another matter.
  4. 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.
  5. coronavirus
    Coronavirus and Autocracy: An Extremely Dangerous MixWhen citizens don’t trust their rulers and vice versa, an already frightening situation can get much worse.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. the national interest
    John Bolton Era Ends With No Casualties Except Bolton’s DignityOn to national security adviser No. 4!
  9. world view
    Trump’s Selfish Foreign Policy Doesn’t Really Put America FirstTrump acts like rising tensions in Asia aren’t of interest to Americans. When a crisis comes and we don’t have the tools to respond, they will be.
  10. vision 2020
    Why the Democratic Debate Revived an Old Question About Nuclear WeaponsFearing Trump, Elizabeth Warren had proposed prohibiting any first use of nukes by any U.S. president, as Obama had considered doing.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. sri lanka attacks
    Outside the U.S., Persecution of Christians Is Real, As Sri Lanka Bombings ShowIn an increasing number of countries, particularly in Asia, Christians face challenges a lot more stressful than “Happy Holidays” greetings.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. global politics
    Trump Cuts Short North Korea Summit, Returns Empty HandedThe two-day summit came to an abrupt end when North Korea demanded that the U.S. drop all sanctions in return for the closing of one nuclear facility.
  21. north korea
    Trump No Longer Demands North Korea Be Held Accountable for Its Nuclear ProgramThe president will reportedly drop plans to seek a full accounting of Pyongyang’s nuclear programs, meaning the Trump-Kim summit could be another dud.
  22. 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.
  23. eyes on the prize
    White House Asked Japan for Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize NominationBut what did Japan get in return for the typically anonymous honor, and was it the only country to receive the request?
  24. the national interest
    Putin Told Trump North Korea Couldn’t Launch Missiles, and He Believed ItHarrowing evidence Trump’s insane credulity on North Korea is influenced by Russia.
  25. world view
    Why Doesn’t Trump’s Talk of U.S. Moral Duty Apply to North Korea?In his SOTU, Trump invoked the Holocaust to signal our moral duty to oppose Iran and Venezuela — and made overtures to North Korea’s cruel regime.
  26. foreign policy
    U.S. Intel Chief Disputes Trump on North Korea and ISISKim Jong-un isn’t giving up his nukes and ISIS isn’t defeated, Dan Coats said Tuesday.
  27. world view
    With Mattis Gone, Trump Is Already Sowing More Global ChaosIn just a few weeks, we’ve seen a serious uptick in odd U.S. foreign policy moves and anonymous leaking, and that isn’t good for anyone except Putin.
  28. 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.
  29. foreign interests
    Secret Missile Bases Don’t Violate North Korea’s Promises — It Never Made AnyKim Jong-un is doing exactly what he has said he planned to do all along — not what President Trump claims he agreed to in Singapore.
  30. world view
    North Korea Doesn’t Care About Trump’s Post-Midterms AgendaTrump seems to have put North Korea on the back burner, insisting relations are “fine” — but they probably won’t stay that way for long.
  31. early and often
    Trump Says Secret to Fake Peace With North Korea Was Real LoveIf admiring the world’s authoritarians is wrong, they need only send Trump a “beautiful letter” to remind him he doesn’t want to be right.
  32. foreign policy
    Donald Trump Is Going to Try a Tricky Balancing Act at the United NationsTrump wants to mount a defense of American sovereignty to please his base while selling allies on shared sacrifice.
  33. north korea
    Pompeo Sets January 2021 Deadline for North Korea DenuclearizationGood luck with that.
  34. north korea
    Kim Will ‘Permanently Dismantle’ Nuclear Test Site, If the U.S. Acts FirstPresident Trump declared the news “very exciting.”
  35. donald trump
    Lindsay Graham’s Latest Mission: Encouraging Trump’s Blood LustOnce part of the jolly, bipartisan Three Amigos, Graham is now very focused on feeding Trump’s most hawkish impulses.
  36. 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.
  37. north korea
    Trump Just Admitted That North Korea Isn’t Actually DenuclearizingThe president called off Mike Pompeo’s trip to North Korea, citing a lack of progress on denuclearization.
  38. north korea
    U.N. Watchdog: North Korea Hasn’t Stopped Making NukesBut…but Trump said we didn’t have to worry about this anymore!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. North Korea Appears to Be Making New Missiles, Despite Trump SummitU.S. intelligence sources cast more doubt on the president’s declaration that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.”
  42. foreign policy
    Trump Slowly Realizing It’s North Korea’s Reality Show, Not HisThe president is getting frustrated about North Korea’s continued obfuscation as his fake peace deal with Kim Jong-un falls apart.
  43. the national interest
    Trump Still Pretending Fake North Korea Nuclear Deal Is RealProbably better than getting mad and starting a war, though.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Still No Clarity From White House on North Korea PlanBut at least we’re not at war yet.
  49. foreign policy
    North Korea May Have Ramped Up Nuclear ProductionKim Jong-un is working to covertly expand his nuclear arsenal, according to an assessment leaked by U.S. intelligence officials.
  50. the national interest
    Trump Compares His Propaganda to North Korea’s at Bizarre South Carolina RallyTrump‘s Kim Jong-un envy is a real thing.
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