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Archive for the 'Kim Jong-un' Category


Summary: Rumors are swirling on the internet that Kim Jong-un is “in grave danger,” in a “vegetative state” or dead after botched heart surgery, or in quarantine after contracting COVID-19.



Summary: Amid stalled diplomacy, North Korea’s foreign ministry issued a veiled threat that it was preparing a surprise “Christmas gift” for the United States. How should the U.S. respond?



Summary: Analysis of Kim Jong-un’s response to the collapse of the Hanoi summit meeting with Donald Trump and a proposal for the appropriate U.S. response to North Korea’s rebuilding activity at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station at Tongchang-ri.



Summary: U.S. President Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 27-28 ended abruptly when talks broke down without a deal after Kim insisted the U.S. lift all sanctions on the DPRK.



Summary: Psychological profiles of U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, China’s President Xi Jinping, and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un were presented at the annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology in San Antonio, Texas, July 4-7, 2018.



Summary: The Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics has released a research report on “The Leadership Style of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.”



Summary: Psychological profiles of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un were presented at “Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day” at St. John’s University.



Summary: South Korea’s national security adviser announced at the White House that U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un by May 2018. Kim reportedly said he is “committed to denuclearization” and pledged North Korea will “refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests.”



Summary: Psychological assessments of U.S. presidents and presidential candidates, world leaders, and rogue or terrorist leaders conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics.



Summary: Psychological assessment of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, leadership style implications of Kim’s personality profile, and North Korea threat assessment with respect to U.S. national security.