North Korea

Kim Jong Un 'in a state of paranoia', US says

North Korea is widely believed to be developing an intercontinental missile tipped with a nuclear weapon that is capable of reaching the United States. Trump has vowed not to let that happen.

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Mary Dejevsky Why a meeting between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump is a good idea

Ever since he came to power, after the unexpected death of his father, Kim and his country have been isolated. It is doubtful that he played the nuclear card to wage war, more to demonstrate power. With no peace treaty with the South and distinctly patchy diplomatic connections, you can understand why his aims are security and recognition