Giant portraits of founding leader Kim Il-jung (left) and his son Kim Jong-il form the backdrop for a gathering to sing the praises of North Korea’s ruling family, in Pyongyang on August 15. Photo: Kyodo

Why Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ will have no effect, as Kim Jong-un plays chicken with the US

John Power says the North Korean leader’s Guam feint was a predictable act in the regime’s long-running theatre of brinkmanship, milking threats for concessions while doggedly pursuing nuclear ambitions

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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Giant portraits of founding leader Kim Il-jung (left) and his son Kim Jong-il form the backdrop for a gathering to sing the praises of North Korea’s ruling family, in Pyongyang on August 15. Photo: Kyodo
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