Michael Kraig on why China doesn’t want a denuclearized North Korea: For reasons of Northeast Asian geopolitics, it will be very hard for the North to completely give up all nuclear and missile capacities. by How Trump went from “fire and fury” to dismissing North Korean nuclear advances. Duyeon Kim on Kim Jong-un’s long game. Kim Jong Un has played Trump like a Stradivarius. Thread: “On the heels of Pompeo’s disastrous trip to North Korea, Trump took to Twitter today to insist Kim Jong Un signed a ‘contract’ to denuclearize & to blame China for any apparent NKorean backsliding. Here are some thoughts on where things stand”.