Trump’s Korean Shell Game

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by John Feffer Conmen always keep up a patter. While they’re extracting the wallet from your pocket, they maintain a nonstop monologue so that you focus on their mouth and not what they’re doing with their hands. Beware the voluble… Continue Reading  

North Korea and the Libya Model

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by Paul R. Pillar It will take a while to piece together the strange story of the U.S.-North Korean summit that has been on, then off, then maybe on again. President Trump laid down a smokescreen by speaking, including in… Continue Reading  

Twelve Demands for the US: An Unreasonable Proposal?

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by Gordon Adams The myopia of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s list of demands for Iran, should it want a future deal with the US, was typical. Basically, give up and give in, with a subtle hint of regime change… Continue Reading  

Korea’s Two “Impossibles”

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by John Feffer When, in early March, Donald Trump agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Washington foreign policy elite nearly suffered a collective heart attack. For one thing, the announcement came as a complete surprise. Trump had… Continue Reading  

The JCPOA, the NAM, the NNWS, the USA, and the NPT

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by Peter Jenkins  Someone asked me last week how President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran would affect the nuclear non-proliferation regime centered on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).… Continue Reading