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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: 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.