North Korea

Monday Assorted Links

1. The commercialization of cornhole. 2. Argentina interview (in Spanish). 3. China and North Korea (NYT). 4. Robert Kaplan on China and other stuff. 5. “This study uses an experimental design to explore how people react to criminal stigma in...
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North Korea: Kim Jong Un Received ‘excellent’ Letter From President Trump

(SEOUL, South Korea) — U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an “excellent” letter, the North’s state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would “seriously...
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Hong Kong Protesters End "illegal" Police Station Siege

Though Chinese President Xi appears to have successfully deflected attention away from Hong Kong with his trip to North Korea and sudden detente with Washington, protesters have continued to take to the streets this week to demand the resignation of...
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North Korea Flatters Xi With Lavish Welcome Ceremony During Historic Visit

To say that Pyongyang rolled out the 'red' carpet for Chinese leader President Xi Jinping would be both a bad pun and an understatement. The welcome that Xi received when he visited North Korea earlier this week - becoming the first Chinese leader...
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Friday’s Daily Brief: Ending Harassment At Work, Khashoggi Interview, Yemen Food Aid, Updates On...

This Friday: Worldwide violence and harassment ban at work; WFP partially pulls Yemen aid to stem food theft; crackdown on Catholics in Eritrea; Central African Republic food crisis deepens, and much more.
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Trump’s Maximum Pressure Tactics Are Incoherent

On Iran, Venezuela, North Korea and other matters, Trump's tough posture runs up against reality.
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China’s Xi Encourages North Korea To Develop Economically Amid Cheering Crowds

The splashy two day visit to North Korea comes ahead of Xi’s scheduled meeting with Trump.
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Inside North Korea: A Rare Glimpse Of Life In The Secretive State

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hailed the “invincible ties” with China during President Xi Jinping’s two-day state visit. Ahead of the visit, we were allowed in to North Korea, where we were given a highly-controlled tour of the...
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How The B-2 Bomber Could Destroy Iran In A War

Kyle Mizokami Security, Middle East The one plane Russia, China, North Korea and Iran all fear.  The need to penetrate advanced air-defense networks in the post–Cold War era led to B-2s acquiring a conventional strike capability. The bomber...
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North Korea Missiles Lack Capability To Strike Us, Top General Says

A top American general has given an assessment which downgrades North Korean nuclear warhead delivery capability, saying Pyongyang has only made minimal advances, but doesn't yet possess capability of hitting the American mainland, contrary to...
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Traveling Alone From A Giant Empty Airport In Pyongyang, North Korea To Beijing, China

After spending a few days exploring North Korea, travel vlogger Jordan Simons shared what it was like to travel from Pyongyang Sunan International Airport in North Korea to Beijing, China. After Simons arrived at the airport, he was unaccompanied...
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China's Xi Visits Kim In Pyongyang, With An Eye Toward Talks With Trump

The two countries are marking the 70th anniversary of their establishment of diplomatic relations. But some experts believe Xi Jinping's trip has another purpose.(Image credit: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
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Nuclear North Korea Wants Less Talk, More Action

Doug Bandow Security, Asia If there is any chance of achieving Washington’s objective of comprehensive verifiable irreversible denuclearization, then it requires addressing conditions set by Pyongyang. SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — The great metropolis...
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Macro Briefing: 20 June 2019

Iran shoots down US drone over the Strait of Hormuz: CNN China’s Xi meets N. Korea’s Kim in Pyongyang: NY Times US considering new restrictions on issuing H-1B visas to foreigners: Reuters Fed leaves rates unchanged, hints at possible...
Related topics: Iran, Drones, CNN, China, Pyongyang, Reuters

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Xi’s Nkorea Visit A Chance To Strengthen Ties, Influence Us

In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping’s trip to Pyongyang may also yield outcomes that could influence both countries’ relations with the U.S.
Related topics: China, Pyongyang

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China’s Xi Arrives In North Korea For Talks With Kim Jong Un

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea for a visit he said will strengthen the countries’ strategic ties
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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Ending Rape In War, Khashoggi, Forced Displacement, North Korea And Mali

On Wednesday, these are the main stories: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict; the UN independent investigator for the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi presents findings which show State...
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Russian Non-banking Credit Group Facing Secondary Sanctions From Us Treasury Over N Korea

The US Treasury announced on Wednesday that secondary sanctions have been imposed on the Russian Financial Society, a non-bank credit organisation, under North Korea sanctions regulations.
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‘leaked’ North Korean Document Claims Kim Jong Un Doesn’t Intend To Denuclearize

Turns out that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un intended to walk away from his second summit with US President Donald Trump earlier this year with a deal that recognized the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as a nuclear power, a so-called...
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China Supports Dprk Policy Correction To Politically Solve Korean Peninsula Issue - Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to pay a 20-21 June state visit to North Korea, dates that mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It will become the first such visit by a Chinese...
Related topics: China, Anniversaries

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