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North Korea and Mar-a-Lago: Did It Make Any Difference?

North Korea and Mar-a-Lago: Did It Make Any Difference?

(Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China) Whether measured in terms of a week, a day, a few hours or even ten minutes, while the outcome of the Mar-a-Lago summit between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping cannot yet be characterized as a breakthrough, it certainly was not the acrimonious [...]

More Bridge Building

More Bridge Building

Neither this “appeal” (see below) nor the KCNA report on the “joint meeting of the DPRK Government, political parties, and organizations” mentions Kim Jong Un’s suggestion that a summit is possible if the “atmosphere and environment” for it is created. That is a reference to joint military exercises, and chances get slimmer every day [...]

Kim Jong Un’s Diplomatic Debut: A View from Russia

Kim Jong Un’s Diplomatic Debut: A View from Russia

What could be expected from a first foreign voyage of Kim Jong Un, who during his likely maiden visit to Russia this coming May will meet a host of foreign leaders—some of them eager to “look him in his eyes,” some reluctant to even come near him? What hopes might Kim have for this “coming of age” ball as well as from [...]

Behind the Scenes with Kim and Dmitry

Behind the Scenes with Kim and Dmitry

The recent Russia-DPRK summit was both eventful and insightful regarding the devious multiple games being played behind the scenes of the Six Party Talks. At his summit with President Medvedev on August 24, 2011, Kim Jong Il agreed to resume the Six Party Talks without preconditions, and if the Talks take place, to then impose a moratorium on [...]

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