Mike Pompeo

Pompeo's North Korea trip suggests a hard road for denuclearization

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean charges that he used "gangster-like" diplomacy in negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday after meeting his Japanese and South Korean counterparts that he would continue to pursue denuclearization talks with North Korea.

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Trump and Kim will meet again, but why in Vietnam?

The White House says Trump-Kim summit 2.0 is being planned for late February. No official venue has been announced yet. But Vietnam, a communist state that fought America and won, is a choice that both North Korea and the US could agree on.

Where's the 'swagger' at the US State Department?

When Mike Pompeo took over at the State Department last year, he said he would bring the "swagger" back to American diplomacy. How do you square that with the Trump administration's call to slash funding at the State Department by almost a quarter?