Trump-Tillerson Rift on North Korea

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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  

North Korea and the United States: War, Peace or the Third Option?

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by John Feffer The rhetoric has been intemperate to say the least. President Trump has called the leader of North Korea “little rocket man.” In his recent speech before the National Assembly in Seoul, Trump called North Korea a “prison… Continue Reading  

A Plea for Common Sense on Missile Defense

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by Joe Cirincione When I went on the Rachel Maddow Show on Friday, I expected to talk about the Iran nuclear accord, about the speech that President Trump had given that day. But Rachel Maddow wanted to talk about missile defense. She’s… Continue Reading  

Trump and the Rush to Deploy THAAD

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by Raekyong Lee The Korean police swarmed onto the golf course in Seongju, just 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, just before dawn on April 26. The officers pushed aside the dazed protesters and escorted a group of US Army military trailers… Continue Reading  

Vitaly Churkin: The Consummate Professional

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by Robert E. Hunter The death at age 64 of the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, calls for a moment of reflection about the course Russia has taken since the Soviet Union’s collapse. US officials and the… Continue Reading