Donald Trump meets with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, 2018.
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Relying only on sanctions against North Korea may not be a productive way to get the country to give up its nuclear arms. Offering relief and aid may be more effective.
Any meaningful way forward must be based on imagination and mutual understanding.
North Korea and Cuba have struck up a friendship that is particularly bizarre given each country’s attitudes towards children. North Korean children, left, live an Orwellian nightmare at the hands of its socialist government while Cuban children, right, are revered, supported and celebrated.
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The new friendship between North Korea and Cuba is puzzling. The two countries should share values as socialist republics, but their brands of socialism are worlds apart when it comes to children.
The US is not the only country with a stake in North Korea’s denuclearization.
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With all the drama between Trump and Kim, it’s easy to forget that the US is not the only nation involved in denuclearizing North Korea. China is hugely influential — but it's not clear quite how.
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Has Moon Jae-in found a way to make North Koreans comfortable with denuclearisation?
The detente between North and South Korea continues, with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) pushing on regardless of the United States.
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The Pyongyang Declaration between the two Koreas is about much more than nuclear power – and leaves the US on the outer.
Canadian troops arrive to a UN base in Gao, Mali, on in June 2018, amid an insurgency by jihadist and ethnic rebel groups. Canada has yet to impose sanctions on the African country because it lacks names to target for asset freezes and other measures.
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The federal government has set aside $22.2 million to develop and co-ordinate sanctions while educating Canadians about their obligations. Where to start is the first question.
Living as a woman in North Korea can be psychologically and physically gruelling.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions.
American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.
U.S. President Donald Trump gives North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a thumbs up during their meeting at a resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
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Donald Trump is unmoved by high risks and wild odds, apparently feeling that his sheer cunning will always win, including, now, in geopolitics — his latest casino.
A mock-up of banned Muslim travellers’ passport placed outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April.
The ban has major implications for thousands of would-be immigrants from all of the affected countries, except perhaps Venezuela.
Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in embrace during the groundbreaking summit between the North and South Korean leaders earlier this year.
South Korean president's office handout
North Korea's infrastructure is in dire need of expansion and modernisation. This is where the South can help.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump, at the contentious G7 Leaders Summit in Canada in June.
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President Trump is criticized for wreaking havoc on the international order, where the US was the established leader. But Trump is simply hastening a change that has been a long time coming.
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands.
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The declaration was thin, but the meeting itself will have a significant impact on how Trump makes foreign policy decisions moving forward.
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Looking at the agreement, it appears that Kim Jong-un has outmanoeuvred Donald Trump.
Moon Jae-in meets Kim Jong-un on the Korean border.
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Alongside denuclearisation, reunification is the biggest potential game-changer on the Korean peninsula. But it remains a pipe dream.
Kim Jong-un arrives in Singapore.
Can decades of deadlock be broken by two of the world's most unpredictable leaders?
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, April 27, 2018.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's risky unreliability will diminish as his country builds ties with South Korea. So Korean unification may be a better focus for Tuesday's summit than denuclearization.
The long-awaited summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump will take place on Tuesday, with much at stake.
The highly awaited summit has the potential to lead to real peace on the peninsula- but only if both countries can find a common interest on which to build an agreement.
As Donald Trump heads to the summit in Singapore with the North Korean leader, a reminder: He’s on record as lying on average nine times a day.
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U.S. President Donald Trump has lied continuously and he will lie again. We should expect more untruths to come out of his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.