North Korea said it test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon” and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. Photo: AP

Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin and the exploiting of great power politics

  • Edward Howell writes that North Korean diplomacy with Russia not only pits that country against the US, but puts China in the mix, too
Topic |   North Korea

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North Korea said it test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon” and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. Photo: AP
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Russian President Vladimir Putin with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok. Photo: EPA-EFE

Vladimir Putin-Kim Jong-un summit: what do both sides aim to gain?

  • Kim is looking for a win after his collapsed second summit with Trump, and Putin for a chance to raise Moscow’s clout in the region
  • But analysts predict that the meeting is likely to focus more on showing camaraderie
Topic |   North Korea

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok. Photo: EPA-EFE
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