From Asia to the Mideast, Trump Is Isolating the U.S.


by Donald Kirk President Donald Trump is plunging deeper and deeper into the cold depths of foreign policy issues from the Middle East to Asia.

Trump-Tillerson Rift on North Korea


by Donald Kirk U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be on his way out after displeasing President Trump with his repeated calls for a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis. Tillerson’s desire to avoid the threat of a… Continue Reading  

Japan Divided Over Any Revision to Its “Peace Constitution”


by Donald Kirk The overwhelming success of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the latest elections for members of the Japanese “Diet” — the peculiar word for Japan’s parliament or national assembly — portends hardening of tensions and priorities in Northeast… Continue Reading