The Day After Leaving the Iran Deal

Great Sorrow by Laszlo Marton

by Mitchell Plitnick French President Emmanuel Macron likely wrote the epitaph for the Iran nuclear deal as he was leaving Washington. Based on his statements, U.S. relations with Iran and North Korea as well are becoming increasingly dangerous. “(President Donald… Continue Reading  

Korea and the Geopolitics of Impossible

Divided families reunion between North and South Korea

by John Feffer In geopolitics, everything is impossible — until, suddenly, it isn‘t. Wars that no one ever believed could happen flare into existence, and stable societies descend into chaos. On the other side of spectrum, peace agreements that only… Continue Reading  

The Bolton-Pompeo Package

John Bolton (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

by Paul R. Pillar This week John Bolton assumes the job of national security advisor. Given that a key function of that position is to ensure that the bureaucracy provides the relevant options and most accurate information to the president… Continue Reading  

Korea’s Springtime of Summits

Kim Jong Un and K-pop stars

by John Feffer It wasn’t that long ago that the North Korean government issued decrees specifying that men’s hair shouldn’t exceed a certain length. Back in 2005, North Korean television even aired a show titled “Let’s Trim Our Hair in… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Silence on a Saudi Nuclear Bomb

Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

by Joe Cirincione It’s said that the only two people Donald Trump does not criticize are Vladimir Putin and Stormy Daniels. You can add Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) to that list. With the prince’s two week trip… Continue Reading