Category Archives: North Korea

Is US Bellicosity Backfiring?

(When this article was published in Rasmussen Reports on May 25, 2018, the Singapore summit had been cancelled. A less bellicose U.S. scrambled to reschedule the summit. It worked but serves as a lesson that rude verbal attacks can lead … Continue reading

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How To Interpret Trump And Kim’s Summit In Singapore

by Oliver Roeder of FiveThirtyEight The initial accounting of the summit has called Kim the “cannier negotiator,” having extracted concessions both expected and surprising from the United States while agreeing only to soft promises. But if the mere occurrence of … Continue reading

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On paper, President Trump extracted nothing from Kim Jong-Un that Kim’s father and grandfather had not already given to past American presidents

By David E. Sanger of the New York Times In fact, he got less, at least for now. But as Mr. Trump made clear in a lengthy but vaguely worded reconstruction of their five hours of talks, none of that … Continue reading

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South Korean president will travel to North Korea in autumn, vows with North Korean leader that there will be no war.

By Foster Klug of the Associated Press With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean … Continue reading

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