We all know how much President Donald Trump loves photo ops with strongmen. The latest was his high drama pose with Kim Jong Un, on the north side of the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, last week. Announced by tweet, improvised at the last minute, this move was another instance
By firing two short-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, only days after it launched two other similar missiles, North Korea is clearly testing the patience of the international community. Pyongyang should realise that it is heading in the wrong direction if its intention is to apply pressure tactics on the world community.
One of the most striking facts of today’s world is that young people do not seem to worry very much about nuclear war. Climate change is by far the larger concern, while nuclear war is seen as a threat of the past. As Chapin Boyer, who is in his late 20s, wrote in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists a few years ago
North Korea has joined Iran in rejecting the Trump administration’s approach to bilateral dealings. Pyongyang’s foreign ministry spokesman said his country will never resume talks with the US unless the administration changes its policy on nuclear disarmament. He also blamed the US for making
Kim Jong Un oversaw a live-fire military exercise on Saturday that potentially included North Korea’s first ballistic missile launch since 2017 — challenging US President Donald Trump’s bottom line in nuclear talks. Kim watched as “large-caliber, long-range multiple-rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons”
Things are evidently not moving in the right direction as far as the denuclearisation talks between the United States and North Korea are concerned. The so-called “excellent relationship” between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has failed to yield the desired results so far.
It’s undeniable: President Donald Trump’s photo-op meeting with Kim Jong Un in the demilitarised zone that separates North and South Korea on Sunday made for great television. “This is a historic moment,” Trump said for the cameras, in case anyone missed the point. But was it also great statecraft — or merely
US President Donald Trump’s trip to the DMZ to meet with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and his conciliatory get together with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Osaka Japan got most of the headlines in the US and world press at the end of June and beginning of July. The most consequential
When Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea last week and shake hands with the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, hopes were raised that he would still be able to convince Pyongyang to move on the path of denuclearisation despite two years of roller-coaster negotiations.