From the G-7 dustup to the flashy photo shoot with Kim Jong-Un, U.S. foreign policy is now determined solely by the president’s pettiest personal preferences.
But for the Korea talks to work, the administration will have to value diplomacy far more than it did on Iran.
The United States has neither the influence nor the leverage to talk human rights with North Korea.
The U.S. and North Korean leaders are both playing a long con designed to maintain their own short-term political survival.
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The hard-right national security adviser successfully tanked the Iran deal. His next target? The North Korea talks.
Trump believes he can simultaneously capture a Nobel Peace Prize for North Korea while leaping toward war with Iran.
Trump’s threat to escalate military intervention could open a new, dangerous front in the ongoing conflict in Syria.
The president once distanced himself from the Bush legacy. Now he’s brought back the architects of its darkest moments.
Trump’s “art of the deal” is about to get its most high-profile test yet. The early prognosis is not good.
It was light on foreign policy specifics, but heavy on red meat for Trump’s racist supporters.
IPS Fellow John Feffer will be the featured speaker for one event of the The Woman’s National Democratic Club series US Role in a Changing World.
Pundits seem more concerned about the North driving a “wedge” between the U.S. and the South than about preventing nuclear war.
Even a limited war with North Korea would kill millions, devastate the environment, and bankrupt the U.S.
The president’s over-the-top threats have made war seem like a real possibility. And war would be catastrophic.