North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would appear to have heard the message that he had better adjust his strategy or his regime was doomed. But can US President Donald Trump comprehend that Kim needs US security guarantees as a quid pro quo as he denuclearises? Illustration: Craig Stephens

Why insecure Kim Jong-un now needs a gentle hand, not tough love, from Donald Trump

David Zweig says Kim’s desire to push ahead with economic reform might have motivated his aggressive nuclear programme – and his willingness to talk peace 

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would appear to have heard the message that he had better adjust his strategy or his regime was doomed. But can US President Donald Trump comprehend that Kim needs US security guarantees as a quid pro quo as he denuclearises? Illustration: Craig Stephens
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