November 17, 2019

Déjà vu all over again: Kim Jong Un returns to Beijing
The North Korean leader's visits to China appear increasingly routine

Watching Kim Jong Un glide into Beijing for the fourth time since his New Year’s Day speech of 2018, there is an emerging feeling of familiarity around this diplomatic pattern.

The questions are increasingly familiar, too.

Questions like: is China going to lighten its finger on the United Nations scales or obliterate whatever is left of the