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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: 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: The Republican primary in Indiana is a must-win for Ted Cruz if he is to have any prospect of preventing Donald Trump from reaching the 1,237 delegates required to secure the Republican nomination for president on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention. Who will win the Indiana primary election? The Personal Electability Index (PEI), developed by Aubrey Immelman at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics (USPP), projects that Donald Trump will beat Ted Cruz in the Indiana Republican primary. … Update: Sen. Ted Cruz had harsh words for rival Donald Trump on the day of the Indiana primary, calling him “a pathological liar … straight out of a psychology textbook,” “utterly amoral,” “a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen,” “an arrogant buffoon,” and “a serial philanderer … [who] describes his own battles with venereal diseases as his own personal Vietnam.”

Feb 7th, 2014

Dr. Theodore Millon, leading world authority on personology and personality disorders, died January 29, 2014 in New York at the age of 85.

Aug 10th, 2009

Summary: On August 10, 2009, the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics released the results of a psychological assessment of former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney. The key finding of the study is that Vice President Cheney’s most prominent personality patterns (or traits) are high levels of Conscientiousness and Dominance. The study sheds light on the extraordinary degree of power and influence Vice President Cheney exercised in the Bush administration and the former vice president’s apparent reluctance to follow the lead of former President George W. Bush to depart from the political arena upon completing his term of office. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on Sunday, August 10, 2008, the 27th day of his campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman took a break from campaigning and featured a St. Cloud Times news report about the first leg of his 100-mile walking tour of the Sixth District from Freeport to St. Joseph, Minn.