BUILDING THE WALL
Kim Jong Un’s Hunger Games
DOLLARS AND SENSE
What’s Trump’s Beef With U.S. Troops in South Korea?
Forget It, Trump. North Korea Is Not Giving Up Its Nukes.
Kim Jong Un’s strategy is obvious to almost everyone but Donald Trump: Use nuclear weapons as threat and deterrence while the North intimidates and encroaches on the South.
THE SUMMITRY OF ALL FEARS
A North Korean Defector Shows How Kim Makes a Chump of Trump
Kim Jong Un used the threat of war—and Trump’s own hysterical rhetoric—to create a situation where he appears a peacemaker, and U.S. forces are out of the peninsula.
THE ARSONIST AS FIREMAN
The Horrific Korea War That Wasn’t (And No Thanks to Trump)
Kim hasn’t ordered nuclear or missile tests since late 2017 when he proved he probably could hit the continental U.S. He still can, and he's not giving up that deterrence.
BREAKING THE ICE
Trump and Kim Warm Up for a Winter Summit
Kim Jong Un was all smiles when he got a letter from Trump. That’s not necessarily good news.
Will Trump Pull U.S. Out of South Korea for Kim Jong Un?
For the first time ever, the American, South Korean, and North Korean leaders all want American troops off the Korean peninsula.
PASSING THE BUCATINI
North Korean Defector May Jeopardize Next Trump-Kim Summit
North Korea's acting ambassador to Rome, whose defection was reported last week, won't be welcome in Seoul lest he offend Kim Jong Un and scuttle Trump's second-summit plans.
Interpol Rejects Putin’s Man as President After Global Fury
A hastily convened campaign halted Russia’s move to secure the presidency of Interpol, but the agency still faces enormous questions of legitimacy.