…Pause the Lovefest tRumpy …What About This Guy?…..and The Others?……

Otto Warmbier, American detainee,died after returning from North Korea with severe injuries SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea’s government. But after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong … Continue reading …Pause the Lovefest tRumpy …What About This Guy?…..and The Others?……

…Why Kim Jong Un Went to China…

..............  Photograph from KCNA / KNS / AP Optimists say Kim Jong Un’s meeting with Xi Jinping may signal that North Korea wants China’s coöperation as it prepares for larger economic reforms. Pessimists call that reading naïve. As a signpost along the course of history, there is no ritual more pregnant with uncertainty than the … Continue reading …Why Kim Jong Un Went to China…

..Why China Won’t Pressure North Korea as Much as Trump Wants…

China’s leaders don’t trust North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un—but they trust President Trump even less. At the center of the North Korean nuclear crisis is a pivotal question: How much is China really willing to pressure and punish its longtime ally in Pyongyang? Recent conversations in Beijing and Washington suggest that Chinese leaders have … Continue reading ..Why China Won’t Pressure North Korea as Much as Trump Wants…