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February 5, 2022

North Korea
North Korea’s Renewed Trajectory: Kim’s Priority Is Status As A Powerful Nuclear State

The recent North Korean missile tests are primarily aimed at fulfilling Kim Jong-un's objectives of new military capabilities rather than reordering President Joe Biden’s list of international priori…

A view of what state news agency KCNA reports is the test firing of a hypersonic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea on January 5, 2022.

September 28, 2022

South Korea
Solidarity in Support of Freedom: South Korean President Yoon’s UN Speech

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol delivered his first speech to the UN General Assembly that outlined a daunting list of global challenges requiring a collective response through UN-based cooperat…

Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City on September 20, 2022.

September 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

May 25, 2018

North Korea
Can the Trump-Kim Summit Be Rescheduled?

On Thursday, the White House canceled the highly-anticipated June 12 summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un. Despite will on all sides for the summit to proceed, a fundamental disagreement on…

A TV displays a news report on a canceled summit between the United States and North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, May 25, 2018.

December 4, 2020

North Korea
Good Biden-Kim Relationship Necessary to Avoid a Nuclear Crisis

The incoming Biden administration will face a nuclear catastrophe unless it can build good relations with North Korea. The U.S. President-Elect can begin by sending the right signals to North Korean …

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks at the conference of the Central Military Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 23, 2020.

July 1, 2019

North Korea
Trump-Kim DMZ Meeting: Is Kim Jong-un Foil, Friend, or Foe?

Without proper preparations, what can a handshake at the DMZ deliver?

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December 31, 2018

South Korea
2018 in Review: Kim's Diplomatic Debut

From testing intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs, Kim moved to testing diplomatic prospects for the normalization of himself as an international leader and of North Korea as a nucle…

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January 22, 2019

North Korea
The Second Trump-Kim Summit Is Set, But Is Trump Ready?

Trump must put his affairs in order to strengthen his hand going into a second meeting with Kim Jong-un.

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February 16, 2017

China
The Death of Kim Jong Nam

The death in Malaysia of Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of former North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, was shocking on its surface. Reports indicate that two women may have poisoned him at Kuala Lumpur I…

January 9, 2019

North Korea
What Does Kim Jong-un Want From China?

Kim’s meetings with Xi are an effort to drive up the price in negotiations with the United States beyond what North Korea would be able to demand on its own.

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