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North Korea is conning Donald Trump yet again <p style='font size:14px'>By Max Boot</p>

North Korea is conning Donald Trump yet again

By Max Boot

When President Trump announced March 8 his intention to meet with Kim Jong Un, I wrote that the leaders of South and North Korea had “snookered the credulous American...

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If Trump walks away from the Iran deal, Tehran will win <p style='font size:14px'>By Dennis Ross</p>

If Trump walks away from the Iran deal, Tehran will win

By Dennis Ross

I was not a fan of the Iran nuclear deal. While it imposed restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program, it also legitimized a large Iranian nuclear infrastructure by...

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Trump Hurtles Toward Three Nuclear Crises <p style='font size:14px'>By Daryl G. Kimball</p>

Trump Hurtles Toward Three Nuclear Crises

By Daryl G. Kimball

One year into the unorthodox presidency of Donald Trump, the United States faces an array of complex and dangerous foreign policy challenges that require principled...

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Donald Trump: Get Congress to Pass (and Ratify) the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty <p style='font size:14px'>By Stephen Herzog</p>

Donald Trump: Get Congress to Pass (and Ratify) the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

By Stephen Herzog

There seems to be little that Americans can agree on. Poll after poll shows bleak prospects for achieving unity in the United States. The vast majority of Democrats...

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Mike Pompeo has a crisis to handle — even before the North Korea summit<p style='font size:14px'>By Fareed Zakaria</p>

Mike Pompeo has a crisis to handle — even before the North Korea summit

By Fareed Zakaria

If confirmed as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo will arrive at a State Department that has been battered by proposed budget cuts, hollowed out by resignations and...

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How Washington Provoked—and Perhaps Lost—a New Nuclear-Arms Race <p style='font size:14px'>By Stephen F. Cohen </p>

How Washington Provoked—and Perhaps Lost—a New Nuclear-Arms Race

By Stephen F. Cohen

Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at NYU and Princeton, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the...

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Trump is walking into Kim Jong Un’s trap <p style='font size:14px'>By Jeffrey Lewis</p>

Trump is walking into Kim Jong Un’s trap

By Jeffrey Lewis

President Donald Trump seems to think that he’s off to pick up North Korea’s stockpile of nuclear bombs. The problem is that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

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Advice for Trump on North Korea, From a Veteran of Nuclear Diplomacy <p style='font size:14px'>By Thomas Countryman</p>

Advice for Trump on North Korea, From a Veteran of Nuclear Diplomacy

By Thomas Countryman

Every U.S. president faces some of the toughest challenges in the world. And while Donald Trump manufactures a number of these crises for himself, the issue that...

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Why Making North Korea Nuclear-Free Will Be So Hard <p style='font size:14px'>By Jeremy Bernstein</p>

Why Making North Korea Nuclear-Free Will Be So Hard

By Jeremy Bernstein

In the history of nuclear weapons there has been only one country that voluntarily gave up its weapons and the program that produced them, and that is South Africa....

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Why North Korea will never attack the United States <p style='font size:14px'>By Clint Work</p>

Why North Korea will never attack the United States

By Clint Work

On Feb. 10, Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, delivered a handwritten letter from her brother to South Korean President Moon Jae-in,...

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