The Struggle Against a WMD Black Market

August 12, 2020

As of August 12, over 746,000 have died as a result of COVID-19 worldwide, with infections topping 20 million. Some experts are talking about the beginning of de-globalization, and economists are predicting a recession worse than the Great Depression. Both American defense and intelligence...

Is Korea’s Cold War About to End?

November 16, 2018

Journalists are missing the real news of the two Koreas dismantling Cold War structures on the peninsula. Remarkable changes are taking place on the Korean Peninsula. The two Koreas are actually starting to demilitarize the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Just in the last couple weeks, they...

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,...

How Those Trump-Kim Talks Might Go: A Transcript

March 15, 2018

Trump's "art of the deal" is about to get its most high-profile test yet. The early prognosis is … not good. In a surprise announcement in early March, President Donald Trump said that he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un within two months. The preparations for the meeting...

Are Trump’s Threats to North Korea Working?

January 09, 2018

There is no evidence that the reopening of talks between North and South Korea was a direct result of American coercion toward Pyongyang. Despite his jabbing of metropolitan elitists, US President Donald Trump has cultivated praise from some over his handling of North Korea. Ban Ki-moon, the...

Where Are We with Nuclear Disarmament?

December 11, 2017

The simultaneous momentum toward and away from nuclear disarmament has stalled global nuclear security efforts. On October 6, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The decision came as a response to...

Can the Pivot to Asia Survive a Trump Presidency?

January 20, 2017

Obama leaves a mixed legacy in the Asia Pacific. A Trump administration may reverse much of it. Presidential transitions are seldom flawless affairs. Yet, by all accounts, Donald J. Trump’s has been a mess. Trump has not taken to the role of president-elect well, either acting as if the...

How to Tame a Nuclear North Korea

July 02, 2013

Allowing North Korea to keep its nuclear weapons may be the best way to secure regional peace. North Korea’s unwavering and belligerent ambition to acquire nuclear arsenal has caused a great deal of tension amongst the international community in recent months. Driven by concerns over...