Trump Digs the Hole DeeperHis excuses and justifications for his performance in Helsinki were almost as bad as the debacle itself.
“Mad Dog” in the DoghouseJames Mattis is being pushed out of Trump’s inner circle. That should worry all of us.
Space FarceSpace defense will be a major concern for the U.S., but Trump’s “Space Force” is not the answer.
Is the Singapore Summit Already Doomed to Fail?Two of America’s top North Korea experts paint a bleak picture of the Trump–Kim meeting’s prospects.
Art of the FailIn calling off his summit with Kim Jong-un, Trump has again shown his lack of skill as a negotiator.
Arms Control, Trump-StyleThe president’s last foray into international negotiations doesn’t bode well for his Kim meeting.
The ConsequencesIn China, North Korea, and Israel, we’re seeing the results of Trump’s rash decision-making.
Trump Has Wrecked One of the Most Successful Arms-Control Deals in Modern HistoryThe president withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal because of spite, ignorance, or both.
Bibi’s Iran Speech Was a BustThe Israeli prime minister’s much-hyped revelations make the case for keeping the Iran deal.
L’Etat of the UnionA day after cozying up to Trump on the Iran deal, Macron picked him apart in a rousing speech to Congress.
Will Assad “Get the Message” This Time?The U.S. once again opts for a limited response to Syria’s chemical weapons use.
It’s Resignation TimeTrump’s performance in Helsinki was a disgrace. Any member of his national security team who sticks with him now is doing a disservice to America.
Kim Plays the Long GameDon’t look now, but it’s just possible that North Korea isn’t actually denuclearizing.
Demolition DonaldIt’s undeniable that the president is wrecking the U.S.-led international order. The only question left is whether he’s doing it on purpose.
We Will Bury YouThe Trump administration is threatening to destroy the regimes of two different countries unless they bend to America’s will.
Kim in ControlNorth Korea’s threat to abandon the Trump summit isn’t an about-face. It’s a demonstration of who’s in the driver’s seat.
The Many Secrets of Gina HaspelTrump’s nominee to run the CIA probably did enough to get the job at her confirmation hearing, but not enough to address concerns about her views on torture.
More Than Just a Handshake?The genuinely inspiring Korea summit sets Trump up for a major diplomatic breakthrough—if he can ignore his own instincts.
What Is Denuclearization Anyway?Trump and North Korea are using very different definitions—and that has ramifications.
Enabler in ChiefMike Pompeo offered few assurances that he’s willing to stand up to Trump’s worst instincts.