Over the weekend, the North Korean state news agency reported that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad plans to make a state visit. It would be the first time Kim Jong-un has hosted a head of state since assuming power in 2011. Quite a coincidence right before the summit, wouldn’t you say?

But what is really going on here? In the context of poker, Kim Jong-un has revealed his tell. His best hand is aligning more closely with Syria and probably Russia.

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