North Korean leader Kim Jon-un’s New Year speech saw him come across as an assured modern leader, in control on the world stage. Photo: Reuters

North Korea’s leader has charmed Trump, Xi and Moon. But are they all just keeping up with the Kims?

  • Kim Jong-un is heading to Vietnam for a second date with the US president
  • Opinion is split over whether the millennial dictator’s charm offensive is a genuine quest for legitimacy or a rebranding of his old playbook
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North Korean leader Kim Jon-un’s New Year speech saw him come across as an assured modern leader, in control on the world stage. Photo: Reuters
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