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A landmark summit between North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in June led to a warming of ties, but there has been little concrete progress toward denuclearisation

Zumwalt: In Pyongyang Chess Match, the Next Move Is Trump’s

In chess, a limited number of opening moves exist. Both players know this, so neither is really blindsided by the other’s initial move. It is similar to the chess match in which President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are currently engaged — the latter now having made his opening move.

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 21, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a fruit farm at Kwail-?p County, South Hwanghae Province. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIS KNS AND AFP PHOTO / STR / South Korea OUT / …

Zumwalt: Pyongyang’s Denuclearization: Playing Ball with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Two points of interest have emerged concerning Pyongyang’s intentions on denuclearization in the wake of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s July 6 trip to North Korea: a statement issued as Pompeo departed the country, describing his demands as “gangster-like,” and the first statement issued by dictator Kim Jong-un since his summit meeting with President Donald Trump, suggesting a positive relationship between the two countries lies ahead. However, there is no mention about denuclearization.

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Exclusive – Michael Malice: Trump’s ‘Madman’ Play to North Korea Will Succeed Where Others Failed

Michael Malice, author of Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong-il, discussed President Donald Trump’s North Korea strategy with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak during Wednesday’s Breitbart News Tonight. Malice described the president’s dual “madman” and “good cop, bad cop” approach as offering “reasons to hope” for human rights improvements in the totalitarian state.

Moon Jae-in, Kim Yo Jong, Kim Yong Nam

Zumwalt: North Korea’s ATM

It has been almost a half-century since the technology first made its appearance in 1969, but the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) has become a necessary part of life for people on the go in need of instant cash.

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 10, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (front 2nd L) attending an art performance dedicated to nuclear scientists and technicians

Zumwalt: The Weak Link in North Korea’s Kim Regime

Despite suggestions that recent UN sanctions against North Korea will bring Pyongyang to the negotiating table in 2018, U.S. and Chinese war preparations continue. China has plans to establish five refugee centers along the border, while the U.S. is positioning naval and other forces near and on the peninsula.

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Former South Korean Spy Chief: Kim Jong-Il Attempted to Keep Son Out of Power

The former head of South Korea’s intelligence agency, Ra Jong-yil, claims to have evidence that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il did not plan to leave his son, Kim Jong-un, in charge of the country, but a combination of infighting between an appointed committee and the younger Kim’s efforts to cement his hold on power resulted in his rise to leadership.

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World View: China-North Korea Tensions High After Nuclear Test

Contents: North Korea’s explosion was probably not a ‘hydrogen bomb’; South Korea resumes broadcasting propaganda via loudspeakers; North Korea’s nuclear test revives memories of the 2010 Cheonan attack; China faces limited influence and high frustration dealing with North Korea