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

Donald_Trump_Laconia_Rally,_Laconia,_NH_4_by_Michael_Vadon_July_16_2015_03

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

37501462951_22745faebe_z

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”

1024px-CJCS_meets_with_Japan_Prime_Minister_Shinzo_Abe_(36478259912)

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