Politics podcast: Robert Kelly on the Korean summits.
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Professor Robert Kelly is pessimistic about how much the upcoming Korean summits will achieve this Friday.
The end of denuclearisation politics has opened new possibilities for the direction of the Korean Peninsula, but the tensions of 2017 remind us of the possibility of disaster.
Kim Jong-un's surprise recent visit to Beijing and Xi Jinping was an awkward get-together that didn't address the elephant in the room -- Kim's possible face-to-face meeting soon with Donald Trump.
The goal of the summit should not be the nuclear disarmament of North Korea.
A former US Department of Defense and State Department official explains why a hard-line approach on North Korea will likely fail, as it did with Iran.
It is not yet midnight, but as the crisis deepens, the diplomatic and military options get more and more complex. And the possibility of war with North Korea is now very real.
Russia isn't the only suspect when it comes to the practice known as 'wetwork'.
A scholar who has profiled leaders like Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin says there is a method to understanding the madness.
What scholars know about the past, present and future of the US' relationship with North Korea, as the two countries' leaders prepare to meet.
Thanks to South Korea, there is a chance for peace with North Korea. Whether the Trump administration can take it is another matter.
Trump and Kim are due to meet this spring. But if these talks fail could international arbitration provide - as it has in the past - an alternative way out of the North Korean crisis?
A year ago, productive north-south talks seemed inconceivable – but with the US tripping over its own feet, things are changing.
The admired US ambassador to Mexico is resigning, even as the two countries spat over trade, immigration and Trump's tweets. Can this critical diplomatic relationship survive yet another problem?
Legal technicalities and political priorities make it hard for North Koreans to settle on British soil.
The Trump administration shelved its plans for a 'bloody nose' attack while the Olympics in South Korea were under way. With the games over, it's time to consider the consequences of a strike.
North Korea clearly understands that going straight into high-level negotiations isn't always the way to make a breakthrough.
When he meets the US president this week, the prime minister will talk about the North Korean nuclear threat, the rise of China, and the rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Donald Trump doesn't have one foreign policy – he has several, and they all clash.
North Korea's cyber army is closely controlled by the ruling regime – a key difference from other countries' cyberattack and espionage groups.
Sometimes diplomacy won the day, sometimes it didn't.