Kim Jong-un

Can Kim Jong-un survive for another ten years?

19 December 2021 7:00 pm

Ten years ago today, at noon on 19 December 2011, the veteran newsreader and ‘Pink Lady’ Ri Chun-hee, donned an…

North Korea is on the verge of a humanitarian collapse

22 November 2021 9:03 am

During the Trump years, North Korea was hardly ever out of the news. From the US President’s threats of ‘fire…

North Korea's cryptic crisis

11 July 2021 1:30 am

For years, the West has tried to cajole the North Korean regime using sanctions, much to the frustration of Kim…

Lil’ Kim: should the West prepare for chaos in North Korea?

10 July 2021 9:00 am

What’s up with North Korea’s leader?

The increasing cruelty of the North Korean regime

12 June 2021 4:15 pm

On a humid summer’s day in Singapore three years ago today, Donald Trump became the first incumbent US president to…

What will Joe Biden do about North Korea?

19 January 2021 6:30 pm

Kim Jong-un marked the new year by treating North Koreans to several days of lengthy speeches followed by a display…

Justin Trudeau is far more pointless than Donald Trump

16 June 2018 9:00 am

‘Trudeau or Trump?’ was a choice which Theresa May, with unusually ready wit, evaded in Parliament on Monday. No doubt…

Kim Jong-un could play Trump like a $10 fiddle. Here’s how

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Last year, Donald Trump called Kim Jong-un a ‘little rocket man’ and tweeted a photo boasting that his own nuclear…

Portrait of the Week: Corbyn and Jewdas and Kim Jong-un’s visit to South Korea

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Home Alison Saunders said she would relinquish her position as the Director of Public Prosecutions when her five-year contract ends…

Kim Jong-un’s unwise offer

17 March 2018 9:00 am

President Trump’s acceptance of talks about denuclearisation must have been as big a shock to Kim Jong-un as his offer was…

His critics can’t admit it, but Trump’s crazy tactics are succeeding

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Among the many new political maladies of our age, one has been left largely undiagnosed. This is Trump Derangement Syndrome,…

Rolling tanks, plastic flowers and madness on parade: A visit to North Korea

16 December 2017 9:00 am

As Kim Jong-un might blow up the world next year, if not this, and people are forever trying to work…

Going nuclear

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Wednesday marked the 72nd anniversary of the dropping of the bomb on Nagasaki. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki prompted…

The Punch and Judy country that’s beyond a joke

13 February 2016 9:00 am

In recent weeks, North Korea allegedly developed a hydrogen bomb and hangover-free booze. This would be a worrying combination in…

Portrait of the week

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Home The government spent days announcing how the Autumn Statement would allocate funds. ‘Frontline’ parts of the National Health Service…