Close, but No Denuclearization
A new agreement between North and South Korea makes clear that Kim isn’t giving up his nukes, and Trump isn’t interested in making him.
Is Mattis Next Out the Door?Trump’s latest tweetstorm doesn’t look promising for the secretary of defense.
Spy vs. PresidentThe nation’s top former intelligence officials come together to issue a stunning rebuke to Trump.
The “Reverse Kissinger” Theory of Trump and Putin Doesn’t Hold UpObservers want to believe there’s a grand strategy behind the president’s incoherent, disastrous foreign policy. There’s not.
Accusing Trump of Treason Will Only Help HimThe facts are coming. There’s no need to leap beyond them.
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.
The Middle East’s Tinderbox Is Heating Up AgainThere are danger signs all over the region, and Trump seems totally unprepared.
Trump’s Petty, Dangerous Campaign Against John BrennanThe former CIA director doesn’t really need his clearance, but it’s a dangerous warning sign to others.
Democracy, UnguardedWe can’t protect our elections from Russian interference if the president won’t even admit it’s happening.
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.