Will Kim Jong-un Trade His Nuclear Arsenal to Rebuild Economy?

Will Kim Jong-un Trade His Nuclear Arsenal to Rebuild Economy?

Mr. Kim’s father and predecessor, Kim Jong-il, dominated North Korea with the songun, or “military first,” coverage, which centered assets on the navy, favoring prime generals with profitable rights to export minerals and seafood. The navy stood behind him as he led the nation by way of a famine within the 1990s that killed greater […]

Confronting a Crisis? Now, Kim Jong-un Can Just Pick Up the Phone

Confronting a Crisis? Now, Kim Jong-un Can Just Pick Up the Phone

When Mr. Moon’s particular envoys met with Mr. Kim in Pyongyang final month, the 2 Koreas agreed to put in the hotline and prepare for Mr. Kim and Mr. Moon to make use of the cellphone earlier than their summit assembly. In the identical assembly, Mr. Kim stated he was keen to barter with the […]

Sanctions Are Hurting North Korea. Can They Make Kim Give In?

Sanctions Are Hurting North Korea. Can They Make Kim Give In?

‘Bunker-Buster’ It could also be too early to evaluate the complete influence of the sanctions, which started to harm solely within the second half of 2017, after China appeared to step up enforcement. This means situations in North Korea might deteriorate additional. Continue reading the main story Some analysts have argued that Mr. Kim’s choice […]

Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Want to Know More About Trump’s Sex Life

Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Want to Know More About Trump’s Sex Life

‘Men With Nukes Putting Up Their Dukes’ Trump’s deliberate talks with the North Korean chief Kim Jong-un proceed to make headlines, and Colbert received into the spirit of the information. “Everyone is talking about Donald Trump’s potentially epic summit with Kim Jong-un. It’s the dispute of the ill-fitting suits! The men with nukes putting up […]

North Korea Removes Major Obstacle to U.S. Negotiations, South Says

North Korea Removes Major Obstacle to U.S. Negotiations, South Says

Mr. Trump later stated “a good relationship was formed” with the North Koreans. He plans to satisfy with Mr. Kim in May or early June, though he warned on Wednesday that he would scrap those plans if it “is not going to be fruitful.” But Mr. Moon stated North Korea was already exhibiting a willingness […]

C.I.A. Chief’s Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Latest Step in Winding Path to Talks

C.I.A. Chief’s Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Latest Step in Winding Path to Talks

President Clinton would later conform to the deal, however Congress typically delayed the oil shipments and refused to right away elevate sanctions, and the light-water reactors have been by no means constructed. 2000 North and South Korea Hold Talks Photo Kim Jong-il of North Korea, left, and President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea in Pyongyang, […]

Mike Pompeo, C.I.A. Director, Met With Kim Jong-un Over Easter

Mike Pompeo, C.I.A. Director, Met With Kim Jong-un Over Easter

Mr. Trump’s statements, which got here as he welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to his oceanfront property, was contemporary proof of a diplomatic thaw underway on the Korean Peninsula, and made a once-unthinkable encounter between him and Mr. Kim much more probably. The president didn’t specify who in his administration was speaking to […]

Kim Jong-un Plans Formal Nod to Denuclearization, South Korea Says

Kim Jong-un Plans Formal Nod to Denuclearization, South Korea Says

“Although the special envoys have already confirmed a willingness to denuclearize, it will make a difference if the two heads of state will meet and more clearly confirm it and make it a formal statement,” Mr. Im instructed reporters on Tuesday. More talks are wanted to find out how particular the declaration can be about […]