Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong Un's Swiss education tells us a little

Are the United States and North Korea on the brink of a nuclear war?

According to foreign policy experts, it depends mostly on two individuals: President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the dictator of North Korea. Their decisions may be influenced by their personality, temperament and character.

People who have known Trump since his youth say he hasn't changed a bit. The characteristics that made him a multibillionaire and ultimately president still govern his actions. He is not, as Churchill characterized the Soviet Union, "a riddle wrapped into a mystery inside an enigma." He is quite predictable, based on his track record. His actions don't necessarily align with...