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Kim Jong-un and scientists applaud after the successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14. KCNA/Reuters

Why did sanctions against North Korea’s missile program fail?

The international community has been trying to stop North Korea from developing long-range missiles for decades. So how did North Korea get one?
Oxfam’s Big Heads depict G20 leaders take part in protests ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

At an uncertain G20 summit, it may be Trump against the world

G20 meetings are usually bland, tightly-scripted affairs. Donald Trump has changed all of that with his retrenchment on climate change, free trade and internationalism.
North Korean leader Kim Jung-un inspects an outpost and Jangjedo defending force. REUTERS/North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)

What makes Kim Jong Un tick?

A scholar who has profiled the likes of Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin says there is a method to understanding the madness.

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