Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un believe they are winning – and the risks of that are epic

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Only months ago they traded insults but now they could be about to meet. The moment is fraught with danger

If a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un really takes place in May, it will count as one of the most remarkable and unexpected pieces of theatre in diplomatic history.

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Much of the regime’s domestic legitimacy rests on portraying the country as under constant threat from the US and its regional allies, South Korea and Japan.

Kim ​​can claim a goal that eluded his father and grandfather, treated as an equal by the most powerful man on earth

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