North Korea

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Kim Yo-jong’s growing role is bad news for peace in Korea

June 23, 2020 9:52 am

Her actions and words seem to have garnered her brother’s approval

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What’s the truth about coronavirus and North Korea?

June 4, 2020 1:44 pm

North Korean state media is presenting a rosy picture of a coronavirus-free state benefiting from medical aid from South Korea and China

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Kim Jong-un: dead or alive?

April 26, 2020 6:45 am

North Korea offers the excitement of the unknown — and the media is captivated

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Are reports of Kim Jong-un’s illness greatly exaggerated?

April 21, 2020 3:48 pm

Five theories about the health of the North Korean dictator

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A vacation in a hell of a state

November 4, 2019 4:43 pm

North Korea Journal by Michael Palin reviewed

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Why liberals turn a blind eye to the global persecution of Christians

September 3, 2019 7:12 am

Religious minorities are having their human dignity trampled on

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Does Kim Jong-un deliberately emulate a Bond villain?

August 15, 2019 11:41 am

The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong-un by Anna Fifield reviewed

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CIA: Trump wrong on North Korea

June 12, 2019 12:42 pm

The president doesn’t read intelligence briefings

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Ignore the scorn, Trump has been proved right on North Korea

June 12, 2019 8:30 am

One year on, the Singapore summit is still a diplomatic success

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Gene editing tech is a gamble with our future

June 5, 2019 5:15 pm

Crunch time for CRISPR

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Trump likes to keep his enemies close and his hawks closer

May 15, 2019 12:09 pm

Regime change is on the agenda for Iran in a way that it is not in North Korea

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How I learned to start worrying and fear the bomb

March 19, 2019 12:30 pm

Tensions between Russia and the US were on open display at ‘#NUKEFEST’

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Trump: Cohen made me ‘walk’ from the North Korea talks

March 4, 2019 12:42 pm

The president has an odd propensity for doing his critics’ work for them

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The Trump-Kim summit: what we know and what’s useless prattle

February 27, 2019 10:02 am

Almost everything you can hear, and several things you wont

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Could Trump’s trade war with China cost him in North Korea?

January 1, 2019 11:21 am

For the last few years, Kim has been very clear about setting his agenda for the coming year in the most public of ways

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It’s time to tell the truth on North Korea

December 18, 2018 4:17 am

We are nowhere near a deal to denuclearize North Korea

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North Korea can host the Hunger Games

September 23, 2018 6:22 am

The modern Olympics give fool’s gold to despots and dictators

Ignore the Trump haters: his meeting with Kim Jong-un is a victory for peace

June 12, 2018 10:30 am

You can tell when Donald Trump has just achieved something: he starts being strangely amiable, and his critics start frothing…

Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-Un is his big chance to prove his critics wrong

June 11, 2018 8:13 am

Donald Trump means different things to different people. To his core supporters, he’s the man who will make America great…

Maybe Trump can sign a free-trade pact with Russia and North Korea to replace Europe, Mexico and Canada

June 9, 2018 9:46 am

Well, well, well. So Melania had a “big operation” that lasted four hours, did she? President Trump revealed this little…

Donald Trump is desperate for a North Korea deal

April 18, 2018 5:19 pm

Uh-oh. President Trump is wading into diplomatic waters in North Korea that he may have trouble navigating. Yesterday, he proudly…

Is Donald Trump an ‘isolationist’? Or a ‘radical imperialist’? He can’t be both

March 12, 2018 10:44 am

For two years we’ve been hearing that Donald Trump is an ‘isolationist’, whatever that word is supposed to mean. Only…

What if Pyongyang has a biological weapons ‘dead hand’ strategy?

March 6, 2018 4:46 pm

Donald Trump isn’t the only one to have prodded North Korea’s baby-faced dictator, Kim Jong-un. President Trump did it with…

Rolling tanks, plastic flowers and madness on parade: A visit to North Korea

March 1, 2018 12:13 pm

As Kim Jong-un might blow up the world next year, if not this, and people are forever trying to work…

Where Trump succeeds

January 6, 2018 9:00 am

Among the many new political maladies of our age, one has been left largely undiagnosed. This is Trump Derangement Syndrome,…