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North Korea: A rising threat - Financial Times

Since inheriting power in late 2011, Kim Jong Un has dramatically increased the speed and scope of North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and the ballistic missile to carry them. In 2016 his regime drew international condemnation by testing two ...and more »

Postcard From Seongju's Anti-THAAD Protest - The Diplomat

A year after being chosen to host THAAD, protests in Seongju show little sign of ending. By Jon Letman for The Diplomat. June 29, 2017. SEONGJU COUNTY, SOUTH KOREA — In late May, at the peak of harvest season, workers busily inspect and pack compact ...and more »

South Korea: Seek Help for North Korean Refugees in China - Human Rights Watch

South Korean President Moon Jae-In attends an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea June 22, 2017. © 2017 Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji (Washington, DC, June 29, 2017) – South Korean President Moon Jae-In should raise the ...and more »

Moon finds a stubborn Trump on US visit - Nikkei Asian Review

South Korean President Moon Jae-in was well aware that the optics would be crucial during his visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump, who values personal chemistry above all else in dealing with foreign leaders. The June 30 meeting was ...and more »

Trump declares 'patience is over' with North Korea - The Guardian

South Korean President Moon Jae-in with Donald Trump at the White House, where they discussed the North Korean regime. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock. Donald Trump. Trump declares 'patience is over' with North Korea. South Korea's new leader Moon Jae-In ...and more »

Is It Time to Reassess the US-South Korea Alliance? - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. When South Korea's President Moon Jae In greets President Donald Trump at the White House today, their warm smiles will do little to mask the fact that they meet ...and more »

South Korea's Moon Jae-in Is Meeting with Donald Trump. Here Are 5 Things to Know - TIME

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is making his first visit to the U.S. as president this week, and is due to sit down with President Donald Trump on Friday. While the visit won't be as palpably awkward as Angela Merkel's, things will be tense — and ...and more »

Moon and Trump hope summit will ease Washington-Seoul tensions - Financial Times

When Donald Trump welcomes Moon Jae-in, the new South Korean president, to the White House, the leaders will focus on the threat from North Korea as they try to ease tensions between Washington and Seoul sparked by rhetoric from both men. Ahead of ...and more »

President Trump delivers tough trade talk during visit by South Korea's new leader - Los Angeles Times

President Trump opened his meeting Friday with newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in with tough trade talk, announcing he is renegotiating a 5-year-old trade deal between their two countries that was a joint legacy of Presidents George W ...and more »

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Spends Most of His Time Eating Cheese And Plotting Against The West - Newsweek

When Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea, isn't busy setting off missiles and laughing gleefully at cameras, his day-to-day life is more mundane than might be expected. North Korea is on everybody's lips in 2017 after no fewer than 10 missile launches ...and more »