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What We’re Watching: It’s a Kim Jong-un Christmas!

North Koreans bearing gifts? – What kind of present will North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un leave under the tree for President Trump this year? US spooks are worried it could be a missile test: Talks over the North's nuclear arsenal have stalled since a summit between the two leaders broke down in February, leaving Pyongyang chafing under US sanctions. Testing a new ICBM that could reach the US would be one way for Kim to get Trump's attention, but it might provoke the US to seek even tighter financial curbs against the North. China, South Korea, and Japan have engaged in a flurry of diplomacy in recent days to try to tamp down rising tensions.

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The North Korea Conundrum

Are the U.S. and North Korea moving toward conflict or a lasting peace? This week Ian Bremmer goes deep on North Korea and talks to the man who was nearly U.S. ambassador to South Korea, until the White House thought otherwise. And on Puppet Regime, everyone is gearing up for the U.S. midterm elections. Especially Vladimir Putin.

The Mooch and The Golden Hot Tub

In this week's episode, Anthony Scaramucci opens up. Fair warning: he goes full Mooch.

+Koreas Summit Takeaways +Ole' Blighty + Iran