Trump and Kim: Let’s Hope the Love Letters Continue

March 07, 2019

The bromance between Trump and Kim is icky and deserving of ridicule. But to negotiate with a dictator, sometimes it takes a dictator — or a dictator wannabe. Of all the bizarre things that Donald Trump utters — the lies, the garbled words, the fanciful stories — his comments on his...

Is the US Withdrawal from the INF Treaty an Attempt to Contain China?

December 11, 2018

Despite breaking the agreement with Moscow, Washington’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is most likely a measure specifically aimed at Beijing. US President Donald Trump's recent intention to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF...

North Korea: The Costs of War, Calculated

December 15, 2017

Even a limited war with North Korea would kill millions, devastate the environment and bankrupt the United States.  Donald Trump is contemplating wars that would dwarf anything that his immediate predecessors ever considered. He has dropped the Mother of All Bombs on Afghanistan, and he’s...