Did North Korea’s “Charm Offensive” Work on Mike Pence?

February 13, 2018 | Courtesy of vanityfair.com

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The V.P. says he’s willing to take a new approach to the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Mike Pence watches short track speed skating at Gangneung Ice Arena, February 10, 2018.

As Kim Yo Jong, the only sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the “tip of the spear for the North Korean charm offensive”, flashed smiles and exchanged diplomatic niceties with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Winter Olympics, experts were quick to criticize Mike Pence’s standoffish approach to the North Korean delegation, arguing that the vice president had squandered a diplomatic opportunity. Yet ...

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