North Korea–United States relations

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South Korean aid to North Korea could be a game changer — if North Korea accepts it

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North Korea might rebuff aid offers out of resentment or for fear that the extra food comes with strings attached.

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Some South Koreans say Trump-Kim summit is ‘all political theater’

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Trump’s trade war with China drives silent wedge between US and South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Report says North Korea still has functioning, undeclared missile bases

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un walk together

Diplomacy between Kim Jong-un and Trump is unraveling, and South Korea’s president will suffer

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President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un walk together before their working lunch during their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore on June 12, 2018.

Denuclearization is not going to happen, says this North Korea expert

Watching the historic summit in June with Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea expert Andrei Lankov says he was not very hopeful about Kim giving up his country’s nuclear weapons. But he says there are still opportunities for success.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in this undated photo released on May 9, 2018, by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang. The same day, North Korea released three American prisoners, pavin

What Trump’s Iran decision means for North Korean nuclear talks

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Just weeks before he’s set to meet the North Korean leader in Singapore, President Donald Trump announced his controversial decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal on May 8. And though Trump had promised to exit the Obama-era arrangement since his campaign days in 2016, pulling the trigger so close to his face-to-face meeting with Kim could set a weary tone for nuclear negotiations — or it could turn up the pressure on both countries to reach an agreement.


With threat of war looming, North and South Korea to hold summit


Seoul officials see the talks as the starting point of President Moon Jae-in’s initiative to denuclearize and build lasting peace on the peninsula, beginning with a freeze in the North’s nuclear program and ending in its complete abolishment.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks to members of the press after a meeting about North Korea's nuclear program at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, Dec. 15, 2017.

Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a “sustained cessation” of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.

North Korea halts nuke disabling

The government of North Korea says it has stopped disabling its nuclear facilities because the U.S. has violated a disarmament deal.