North Korea | Denuclearization stalled as Kim outplays Trump

Denuclearization stalled as Kim outplays Trump

North Korea’s long game – constricting US options, while reaching out to China, South Korea and the wider world, prompting recognition as a nuclear state - is bearing fruit, and aided by Trumpian policies

August 27, 2018 7:39 PM (UTC+8)
New US special representative to North Korea Steve Biegun speaks after being named by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, at the State Department in Washington DC, on August 23, 2018.
A planned return trip by Pompeo was canned by the president shortly after. Photo: AFP / Nichola Kamm
New US special representative to North Korea Steve Biegun speaks after being named by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, at the State Department in Washington DC, on August 23, 2018. A planned return trip by Pompeo was canned by the president shortly after. Photo: AFP / Nichola Kamm
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