Trump’s Silence on a Saudi Nuclear Bomb

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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  

Even If US Doesn’t Exit Iran Nuclear Deal, Risk of War Remains

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by Shireen T. Hunter         When the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France, and Germany signed a deal that effectively prevents Iran from developing nuclear weapons, those in Iran and in other signatory states who did not want… Continue Reading  

Four Questions about John Bolton

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by Mitchell Plitnick Since John Bolton was appointed as Donald Trump’s national security advisor, I have spent a good deal of time talking about it. Those conversations have been with colleagues in the policy world, friends, and the media. In… Continue Reading  

The War on Terror as the Launching of an American Crusade

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by James Carroll America may be sinking ever deeper into the moral morass of the Trump era, but if you think the malevolence of this period began with him, think again. The moment I still dwell on, the moment I… Continue Reading  

The Korea Talks and Why Policy Processes Matter

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by Paul R. Pillar In July 1951, armistice talks began that eventually, after two years of difficult negotiations, would halt the Korean War. The locale was the city of Kaesong, which was just south of the 38th parallel but on the… Continue Reading