Iran, North Korea, and the Pitfalls of “Maximum Pressure”

by James M. Dorsey Donald J. Trump’s hitherto failed “maximum pressure” approach to Iran, as well as for that matter North Korea, begs the question what the US president’s true objectives are and what options he is left with should… Continue Reading  

Summit Interruptus

by John Feffer Of all the bizarre things that Donald Trump utters — the lies, the garbled words, the fanciful stories — his comments on his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are in a category by themselves.… Continue Reading  

Tragedy in Hanoi

by Joe Cirincione The summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump was not just a failure to secure a nuclear deal that was close to achievement. The diplomatic effort in Hanoi was the latest, tragic missed opportunity to restore… Continue Reading  

The Next Trump-Kim Summit

by John Feffer The second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un is scheduled for next month. The most likely location will be Vietnam. The agenda is much the same as before: how to get North Korea to denuclearize and… Continue Reading  

Assassins Without Borders

by John Feffer Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia are the latest members of a select international club. Assassins Without Borders has roots that go back, in the modern era at least, to the policies of the Soviet Union, Chile,… Continue Reading