The North Korea Summit Wasn’t a Success

January 16, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Ramesh Thakur, a former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations. During his tenure in office, President Donald Trump has made two controversial nuclear decisions with substantial impact on US foreign relations. First, Trump...

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...

Trump in Ottawa and Singapore: The World Turned Upside Down

June 13, 2018

The American president hasn't just turned his back on and disparaged his country’s strongest allies — he embraced one of its worst sworn enemies. Legend has it that in 1781, at the formal surrender ceremony following George Washington and the American revolutionaries’ decisive defeat of...

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...