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Six weeks on from the symbolic apogee of the current rapprochement between the leaders of North Korea and the United States, when Donald Trump crossed(...)

Gavin Brennan in Hanoi. He had a ball.

Gavin Brennan is a writer from Claremorris, Co Mayo. He has just returned to Ireland, having spent three years working and travelling around Asia, mos(...)

If his meeting with Kim Jong-un on Sunday underlined Donald Trump’s mastery of reality television, it also highlighted his shortcomings as a strategist. Photograph: KCNA via Reuters

It was a classic piece of Trumpian stagecraft. The US president fires off a tweet inviting the North Korean dictator to drop by and “say hello” at the(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un standing on North Korean soil  in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Panmunjom, Korea. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean state media celebrated Kim Jong-un’s latest meeting with Donald Trump, underlining concerns that the US president has helped burnish the (...)

US president Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to visit North Korea after crossing from the demilitarised zone that divides the Korean Peninsu(...)

US president Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea after briefly crossing the border in the demilitarised zone after shakin(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un welcoming Chinese president Xi Jinping at Pyongyang airport this week. Photograph:  KCNA via Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping has promised to play an active role in the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and offered to help with “security an(...)

Right, Gen Douglas MacArthur, commander in chief visits  the front in Korea. Photograph: Bettmann Archive

Six years after US Democrats used atomic force to end the second World War, it was permissible, even normal, to question their firmness abroad. Dougl(...)

Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who was killed at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E/AP

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, had been an informant for the US Central Intell(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) beside his wife Ri Sol-ju during the grand gymnastics and artistic performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Monday.  The woman next to Ri Sol-ju appears to be Mr Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

Kim Jong-un’s influential younger sister has appeared in public for the first time in more than 50 days, attending the “Mass Games” propaganda display(...)

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