Viewfinder: North Koreans on the Country's Day of the Sun
A man and child walk away after paying their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.
Trump Could Declare an End to the Korean War—but That Might Not Mean Peace
Trump might leave the Hanoi summit with a end-of-war declaration, but one expert warns that, without specific caveats, to do so could make the peninsula even more dangerous.
Is There Precedent for Trump's Approach to Presidential Diplomacy?
Despite the headlines, Trump's personal meetings with foreign leaders is quite common; it's the way he goes about them that breaks with tradition.
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Viewfinder: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un Impersonators Have a Summit of Their Own
Kim Jong-un impersonator Howard X and Donald Trump impersonator Dennis Alan pose for photographers during a visit to the famous Merlion Park on June 8th, 2018 in Singapore.
Viewfinder: Trump Meets With South Korean Leader Moon Jae-in in Washington
U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 22nd, 2018.
What Can North Korean Media Tell Us About the Country's Diplomatic Agenda?
It remains to be seen how the country's media will tackle the historically unprecedented sight of their leader hobnobbing with a sitting U.S. president.
Making Sense of North and South Korea's Diplomatic Summit
A foreign policy expert weighs in on the promises made between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un, and where the world goes from here.
The Week in Photos: From a Kim Il Sung Celebration in North Korea to Cherry Blossoms Blooming in Denmark
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Viewfinder: Celebrating Kim Il Sung in North Korea
Spectators stand before a fireworks display over the Taedong River during celebrations marking the anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 15th, 2018.
What a Doomsday Clock Represents in Troubled Times
The news hints that we are getting closer to Armageddon—but some say we are more peaceful now than in the past. How do we make sense of this contradiction?
Here's How Trump Is Dragging the U.S. to the Brink of War
The many potential foreign-policy conflicts facing the Trump administration, ranked.
China's Refusal of North Korean Defectors Is Enabling a Growing Human Rights Crisis
Amid international attention on Pyongyang's missile tests, there is another life-threatening crisis emanating from North Korea that few are watching.
Can a Tweet Start a War? A Political Scientist Talks Trump.
A University of California–Berkeley professor explains the president's divisive rhetoric and the need for delicate diplomacy.
Nikki Haley Calls Trump's U.N. Speech 'Refreshing'
Haley lauded the president for the fiery, precedent-breaking speech he delivered during the U.N. General Assembly.
Trump's Rash Words Could Nix Any Blueprint for a Peaceful Detente
Trump threatens longstanding alliances abroad by suggesting, unilaterally, the destruction of North Korea and the Iran Nuclear Deal, analysts warn.
Viewfinder: Soldiers From the U.S. and South Korea Carry Out Combined Arms Training
U.S. soldiers participate in a South Korea-U.S. combined arms collective training exercise about 70 km northeast of Seoul, near the heavily fortified border with North Korea on September 19th, 2017.
Trump Threatens to 'Destroy' North Korea, Says Its Leader Is on a 'Suicide Mission'
He also criticized the Iran nuclear deal.