U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly left preparations for his summit with Kim Jong Un to the CIA, run until recently by Mike Pompeo, center. (Photos by Reuters and Kyodo)

Trump relies on spies over diplomats in dangerous game with Kim

CIA rushes to arrange summit but risks paving North Korea's nuclear path

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    Prosperity serves China's interests, but talk of independence risks crackdown

  • China's TV confessions bring 'Darkness at Noon' into 21st century

    Xi's justice system calls to mind a classic novel on Stalin's show trials

  • Asia faces pivotal moment as stage moves to Trump-Kim

    High-stakes summit will feature two inexperienced leaders jostling for political gains

  • Chinese money sows European disunion

    Eastern states are being seduced by the allure of authoritarianism

  • China's fragility is as worrying as its strength

    Standoffs along Indian border hint at lack of control over military

  • Amazon Japan probe tests antitrust doctrine in new era

    E-commerce giant accused of abusing its power over vendors

  • Pacific trade rules on digital data may already be outdated

    TPP-11 principles to contain China could be counterproductive

  • Minimum wage rise in South Korea prompts automated response

    President Moon's 'worker-friendly' policy is pushing clerks out the door

  • Beijing clampdown robs China's savers of a fair return

    The authorities have stabilized the economy at the cost of curbing investment choices

  • Carlos Ghosn's short-term mindset puts Nissan in a fix

    The Japanese automaker's one-time savior might want to study Sony

  • Japan's 2% inflation sham

    Shinzo Abe, losing patience with the BOJ, maneuvers to declare victory

  • Narendra Modi's success belies persistent social ills

    For long-term prosperity, capitalism must spread its opportunities

  • QE unwinding is more dangerous than it appears

    Asia's emerging markets remain dependent on central bank liquidity

  • Sony's Akio Morita: Good-looking leaders just won't do

    But a jeans-and-sneakers CEO has breathed new life into the old brand

  • Poking the elephant: China's Belt and Road riles India

    Rivalry could provide regional balance -- or take a dangerous turn

  • Indian local election looking less certain for Modi

    BJP setback in Indian mountain state could influence important vote in Gujarat

  • Scandal-prone Japan Inc. could learn from airlines on crash avoidance

    Mistakes can inform best practices, but only if they are brought to light

  • Modi loses his luster as economy stutters

    India desperately needs new economic thinking after currency and GST upheavals

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    Kobe Steel CEO expected workers to boost production with grit alone