Pyongyang on the Potomac

by John Feffer When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands on June 30 at the line dividing the two Koreas, the pictures that appeared on front pages all over the world depicted two very different leaders. Trump is… Continue Reading  

Trump, Kim, and Embracing a Middle Ground

by Daniel Wagner The U.S. media has been busy over-analyzing and misinterpreting Trump’s 30-second foray into North Korea. The prevailing view has been that Trump gained nothing and Kim scored a huge public relations victory. This is short-sighted, for it… Continue Reading  

Did Trump Just Add Another Count to His Bill of Impeachment?

by Mike Lofgren Practically hidden among the past week’s domestic news of floods, political rallies, and helicopter crashes was the revelation that the murdered half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was a CIA asset, followed by President Donald… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Demolition of Arms Control

by Paul R. Pillar The damage to U.S. security interests that is likely to linger well beyond the term of Donald Trump includes major setbacks to arms control. Several characteristics of the current administration’s way of operating contribute to this… Continue Reading  

Bolton and the Troika of Tyranny

by John Feffer If you’re in the market for a troika of tyranny, Donald Trump, John Bolton, and Mike Pompeo certainly fit the bill. Or, if you’d rather focus on countries not individuals, you might single out Saudi Arabia, the… Continue Reading