To go between Washington and Pyongyang at this nuclear moment is to be struck, most of all, by how little the two understand each other. In eighteen years of reporting, I’ve never felt as much uncertainty at the end of a project, a feeling that nobody—not the diplomats, the strategists, or the scholars who have devoted their lives to the subject—is able to describe with confidence how the other side thinks.

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The New Yorker: Sept. 7. 2017

The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea

By Evan Osnos

Three days after President Trump threatens "fire and fury", Evan Osnos arrives in North Korea to investigate the threat of nuclear war, and what the North Koreans really think.


 
 
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The New Yorker: September 14, 2017

A Reporter's Takeaway From a Trip To North Korea

By Evan Osnos

Evan Osnos answers questions from readers on his recent article about his time in Pyongyang.