What’s at Stake for Trump’s Investment in North Korea?

July 05, 2018

The president may be a diplomatic wrecking ball, but he believes his investment in Korea is too big to fail.  Donald Trump loves to tell the following story. You go to a bank and borrow $3 million. If you can’t pay it back, you have a problem. But say you go to a bank and borrow $300...

US-North Korea Game: The Long Con

June 01, 2018

There’s a good chance that the two cons will cancel each other out because neither side will have to give up anything, at least not completely or immediately. Conmen always keep up a patter. While they’re extracting the wallet from your pocket, they maintain a nonstop monologue so that you...

The Model for North Korea’s Denuclearization Isn’t Libya

May 24, 2018

A revised and improved Cuba model for denuclearizing North Korea might have gotten a more receptive ear from Pyongyang.  Last month, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, proposed that the model for denuclearization of North Korea was “the Libya model from 2003,...