04 May 2020

Kim Jong Un Returns, and North Korean Instability Fears Fade Away

Despite rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was in bad health, or potentially dead, he re-emerged in public after weeks of speculation. Mr. Kim avoided a complicated diplomatic and military problem between China, the US, and South Korea during a difficult and unprecedented time. The North Korean state

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27 Apr 2020

Amid mounting speculation, South Korea says Kim Jong Un is ‘alive and well’

Despite rumors that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un is in bad health, South Korea stated that he is alive and well, claiming that the speculations are unfounded. Moon Chung-in, the top foreign policy adviser to the South Korean President stated that there have been no suspicious movements detected and

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21 Apr 2020

Seoul sees no suspicious activity in North amid Kim concerns

On Tuesday, the South Korean government declared that it has not detected unusual activity in North Korea despite unconfirmed reports that the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, is in fragile condition after heart surgery. South Korea stated that it has no information about the speculation over Kim’s health. The rumors

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07 Aug 2018

‘Strong possibility’ of second Trump-Kim summit before year’s end: report

“Momentum for a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly gained steam, with a source close to Pyongyang’s position telling CNN that there is a ‘strong possibility’ of another meeting before the year’s end.” Source: ‘Strong possibility’ of second Trump-Kim summit

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14 Jun 2018

The video President Trump showed Kim on his iPad

In a 4-minute video presented as a movie trailer, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are portrayed as protagonists in a story of “two men, two leaders, one destiny,” where Kim is faced with a choice that will echo throughout history. The clip depicts two starkly different

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04 Jun 2018

Kim Jong-un purges top military leadership ahead of US summit

The North Korean leader has replaced three of his top military staff in a move with uncertain motives. Some experts have suggested that these actions could be part of routine coup-proofing behavior, while others argue that it could be a removal of hardliners discontented with Kim Jong-un’s negotiations with the

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