Kim Jong-un

What Trump’s dealmaking style tells us about how we got to a summit with Kim Jong Un

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on What Trump’s dealmaking style tells us about how we got to a summit with Kim Jong Un
It’s safe to say Donald Trump considers himself one of the world’s best negotiators. Before becoming US president, he spent decades as a real estate developer making complex business deals, leading to great successes in some cases, and bankruptcies in others. He dealt with tough characters, including contractors who would “take the shirt right off Read More

North Korea is suspending its nuclear and missile tests, but don’t get too excited

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on North Korea is suspending its nuclear and missile tests, but don’t get too excited
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he will suspend nuclear and missile tests beginning this weekend, and shut down the site where previous nuclear tests were conducted. He said he was satisfied with the progress North Korea made last year, developing a large nuclear warhead and missile capable of carrying it to the United Read More

Chinese censors are erasing even the sneakiest ways to talk about Kim “Fatty” Jong-un online

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Chinese censors are erasing even the sneakiest ways to talk about Kim “Fatty” Jong-un online
Chinese internet users like to make fun of Kim Jong-un. When it was revealed that he was in a Beijing on a secretive diplomatic trip, they started posting references to him using names like “Kim Pig,” “Third fat kid,” and their favorite, “Kim Fatty.” This set in motion the elaborate cat-and-mouse game between China’s internet Read More

The seating plan for the Winter Olympics opening ceremony could get horribly awkward

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The seating plan for the Winter Olympics opening ceremony could get horribly awkward
As the roster of people attending the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in South Korea got larger, so did the possibility for some very uncomfortable encounters between North Koreans and Americans. The event, which takes place in the evening (Feb. 9) in Pyeongchang, will be attended by US vice president Mike Pence—who, amid the Read More

Where to now for Trump’s fiery rhetoric on North Korea?

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Where to now for Trump’s fiery rhetoric on North Korea?
In August, Donald Trump crossed his arms and proclaimed that North Korea would face “fire, fury, and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen” should it continue to threaten the United States. Today, North Korea continued to do just that, launching its most advanced ICBM yet and boasting that all of Read More

South Korea is updating North Koreans via loudspeaker about the soldier who defected

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on South Korea is updating North Koreans via loudspeaker about the soldier who defected
South Korea has long used loudspeakers along the North Korea border to deliver harsh words against the ruling regime in Pyongyang. Now it’s using them in a new way: to share updates on the soldier who recently made a daring defection to the South. South Korean military officials said yesterday (Nov. 26) that the updates Read More

Trump offered a “much better future” to a man who’s worshipped like a god in North Korea

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Trump offered a “much better future” to a man who’s worshipped like a god in North Korea
In a speech delivered by US president Donald Trump to South Korean lawmakers today (Nov. 8) in Seoul, he correctly noted that the threat from North Korea is growing. “It is our responsibility and our duty to confront this danger together—because the longer we wait, the greater the danger grows, and the fewer the options Read More

Trump is using North Korea to peddle pricey US weapons in Asia and at home

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Trump is using North Korea to peddle pricey US weapons in Asia and at home
For US defense contractors, Donald Trump might be looking like a salesman-in-chief right about now. In the space of two days, Trump has urged the leaders of Japan and South Korea, as well as the US Congress, to spend heavily on the expensive systems offered by the likes of Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Boeing’s defense Read More

Trump’s stop in South Korea is a reminder of how little control the nation has over its own fate

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Trump’s stop in South Korea is a reminder of how little control the nation has over its own fate
Imagine an agreement whereby, should a war break out, operational control of your country’s military would be assumed by another nation. That’s the deal that South Korea has with the United States in the event of a conflict with North Korea. The arrangement, which traces back to the Korean War in the early 1950s, was Read More

The black-market street food that’s keeping many North Koreans alive

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The black-market street food that’s keeping many North Koreans alive
Food insecurity is a massive problem in North Korea. Despite the isolated nation’s growing economy and open imports for food, millions still go hungry every day. Concerning the diets of North Koreans, Reuters reported: Pyongyang says 70 percent of North Koreans still use the state’s central distribution system as their main source of food, the Read More