The growing disarray in Washington’s Korea policy is now on full display, exploited by Kim’s propaganda (showing a new submarine)—and incursions by Russian and Chinese warplanes.
Donald Kirk is a journalist and the author of several books about Asian affairs, including Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine (2009); Okinawa and Jeju: Bases of Discontent (2013); Kim Dae Jung and the Quest for the Nobel (with Kim Kisam, 2016)
Clearly, Kim has now recovered from the humiliation of the aborted summit with Trump in Hanoi earlier this year.
Sigley, whose tour company brought Otto Warmbier to North Korea, only to see him arrested and sent home in fatal condition, may have gotten on the wrong side of the regime himself.
Speculation is rampant that if/when Trump visits the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea on Sunday after the G20 summit, Kim Jong Un might show up for a grip and grin.