“Winging it” isn’t how foreign policy should be made.
“Winging it” isn’t how foreign policy should be made.
A couple weeks ago, the North Koreans made a big deal about destroying their nuclear test site. It now appears that the event the media witnessed was less than meets the eye.
Just over a week after he called it off, President Trump announced this afternoon that the June 12th Summit in Singapore was back on.
South Korea’s President is saying that Kim Jong Un has renewed his supposed commitment to ‘denuclearization,’ but it isn’t at all clear what that means.
One day after canceling his summit meeting with Kim Jong Un, President Trump is suggesting it may be back on. Before it happens, though, there ought to be far more adequate preparation.
Seemingly out of the blue, the June 12th summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been canceled by the United States.
Not surprisingly, the North Koreans are pushing back against American efforts to force them into a corner on denuclearization.
Does the administration know what it is doing?
The date and location of the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un has been set, but there’s as much chance of failure as their is hope for success.
The United States is apparently looking to Libya as a guide for upcoming talks with North Korea. The DPRK most likely sees the fate of that nation and its leader as a warning.
The meeting between Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In was historic, but many questions and caveats remain.
The Kim regime has announced the end, for now, of its nuclear and ballistic missile testing programs. To understand why they made this concession, one needs to read between the lines.
After initially praising the completion of a trade deal with South Korea, President Trump is now suggesting he may withhold final approval contingent on progress on talks with North Korea. This makes no sense whatsoever.
Another significant development on the Korean Peninsula.
After several days of speculation, it was confirmed that the leaders of North Korea and China had met in Beijing. This was meant as much for external consumption as it was the relationship between the two nations.
In selecting John Bolton as his National Security Adviser, Donald Trump has signaled to the world that he’s likely to take action that will only serve to make the world a more dangerous place.
From Europe to the Middle East, to Asia, America’s allies are concerned about what the selection of John Bolton as National Security Adviser means going forward. They should be, and so should every American.
By threatening to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, Donald Trump is making it far less likely that any upcoming talks with North Korea will succeed.
The President tried bringing something akin to a traditional policy process to the White House. Now he’s rebelling against it.
North Korea’s Dear Leader has baited the President of the United States into a trap.
The Kim regime released a statement saying they were open to talks and would not conduct provocative tests while they were ongoing.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says war against North Korea would be worth it. Ignoring the fact that it would result in casualties unlike anything America has seen since the Vietnam War.
John Bolton is leading a cry for preemptive war against North Korea.
With the Winter Olympics over, the next step on the Korean Peninsula is utterly unclear.
President Trump continues to make irresponsible and dangerous threats in connection with American policy toward North Korea.
President Trump has announced a new round of sanctions against North Korea, but they are unlikely to work given the unrealistic nature of the Administration’s current policy toward North Korea.
Why does the U.S. continue to pursue the seemingly impossible goal of denuclearization with regard to North Korea? In part, it’s because we’re still locked into thirty-year-old rhetoric.
Expecting North Korea to agree to diplomatic talks that are aimed at getting rid of their nuclear weapons is asking for the impossible, and ensuring there will be no progress on the diplomatic front for the foreseeable future.
They’re right. And there’s precious little they can do about it.
The military options thus far presented for dealing with the DPRK have not been satisfying.
The recent cooling of relations between North and South Korea has led to some talk of eventual reunification, but for many South Koreans that idea is a non-starter.
Fortunately, yesterday’s missile alert in Hawaii was a false alarm. However, it is raising questions about the early warning system that’s in place and the state’s preparedness in case of an actual attack.
Donald Trump’s irrational tweets are once again focused on the leader of North Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is extending an olive branch of sorts to South Korea while simultaneously claiming success in achieving a nuclear deterrent.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is floating the idea that the U.S. might not take part in the Olympics due to safety concerns. This would be a foolish decision.
Russia has been barred from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics after an investigation uncovered extensive evidence of cheating.
North Korea tests another missile, and sends another message to the United States and its allies in Asia and the Pacific.
A recent defection from North Korea gives us a peek inside the DPRK, and it’s not pretty.
On North Korea, there are two options, deterrence and war. And only one of those options makes sense.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to call a snap election pays off big time.
Donald Trump is undermining his own Secretary of State’s efforts on North Korea, and he doesn’t seem to care.
Donald Trump’s increasingly confrontational rhetoric regarding North Korea is leading to similar rhetoric from the DPRK, and concern among top diplomats.
In a marked departure from previous American Presidents, Donald Trump delivered a highly belligerent speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
Absent significant changes, expecting normal diplomatic relationships with the DPRK is a pipe dream.
At a time when our alliance is more important than ever, President Trump is responding by attacking our ally.
More provocative action from North Korea, and another reminder that there are no easy answers to the problems represented by the Kim regime.