Trump Makes the Right Call: Bolton Out

By Paul R. Pillar That President Trump will soon have his fourth national security adviser in less than three years reflects the lack of strategic sense underlying the president’s foreign and security policies. When policy is more a matter of… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Emergency: The Power of the Purse Is at Stake

by Gordon Adams The famous “wall” is no longer a partisan issue between Republicans and Democrats, between those supporting a wall and those who find the administration’s whole immigration policy, including the wall, tragically inhuman. This battle has moved from… Continue Reading  

North Korea: An Alternative Narrative?

by Richard Sindelar A potentially momentous opportunity that could beget a once-in-a-generation resolution of a seemingly intractable conflict still seems in play on the Korean peninsula. Progress since the initial President Trump summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has… Continue Reading  

The Korea Talks and Why Policy Processes Matter

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  

The United States and China: Game of Superpowers

by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. Fifty years ago, in 1968, Richard Milhous Nixon made his second run at the presidency.  No one would dispute that he was a greater statesman than political personality.  But, he won.  He entered office with… Continue Reading