The Internet Likes Kim Yo Jong a Little Too Much
Online crushes on the possible next North Korean leader fit an old pattern of the dangerous and erotic Orient.
How to Tell Whether Crazy North Korean Stories Are True
With Kim Jong Un missing, careful readings are more important than ever.
What Comes Next for North Korea
With Kim Jong Un absent for weeks, speculation over his whereabouts is rife. Should he die, who will come to rule North Korea?
With Kim Jong Un Mysteriously Gone, China Is Likely to Make a Power Move
There are many ways Beijing could use the mystery surrounding Kim Jong Un’s disappearance to its advantage. None of them are good for the United States or Japan.
The Coronavirus Has Pushed North Korea’s Economy to the Edge
Despite the crisis, there’s no signs of reform from Pyongyang.
The Future of Korean Politics Might Be This Defector From Pyongyang
Thae Yong-ho went from North Korean diplomat to South Korean politician.
5 Things to Know If Kim Jong Un Dies
Hereditary dictatorships rarely last past three generations, and collapse may be in the cards for North Korea.
Guesswork and Rumors Make for Bad North Korea Policy
The United States can take steps to clear up the darkness around Pyongyang’s actions.
The Curious Case of the Maybe Dead Dictator
A story with a single source sent Twitter into a frenzy: Is Kim Jong Un brain-dead, or is he resting after a successful operation? Once again, no one really knows what’s happening in the elusive country of North Korea.
North Korea Continues to Flout Trump, Advance Nuclear Ambitions
A U.N. panel concludes that the U.S. president’s outreach to Kim Jong Un has changed little in his behavior.
South Korea’s Groundhog Year
Moon Jae-in has done everything he can to get his country right back where it started.
In Japan and South Korea, Trump Boxed Himself In
The United States is not making progress in its trade war with China or in nuclear talks with North Korea.
Kim Jong Un Wants It All
Anna Fifield on how the North Korean leader uses class divisions to stay in power.
From Pariah to Pawn
Trump helped make Kim Jong Un a global statesman. Now China is using him to antagonize the United States.
It’s Not Personal. It’s Just Diplomacy.
North Korea is trying to make the nuclear talks all about Trump and Kim. But history shows that professionals must lay the groundwork first.
The Push for a Trump-Kim Nuke Deal Is Far From Over
When it comes to an agreement between Washington and Pyongyang, doing it right beats doing it fast.
The Hanoi Talks Failed. But That Could Be a Blessing in Disguise.
Former President Barack Obama’s arms control czar says Trump gained by showing he’s “not a soft touch.”
Trump Was Right to Walk Away
In resisting the temptation to make a bad deal, he avoided failure at the Hanoi summit.