Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan is the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War.

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Aug. 17 2018 12:02 AMSpy vs. PresidentThe nation’s top former intelligence officials come together to issue a stunning rebuke to Trump.
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Aug. 15 2018 3:47 PMMaximum OverrideTrump says he’ll just ignore the parts of the new defense bill he doesn’t like.
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Aug. 7 2018 2:29 PMRegime Change By Any Other NameThere’s only one plausible motive for Trump’s Iran policy.
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July 27 2018 6:29 PMThe “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.
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July 18 2018 5:20 PMAccusing Trump of Treason Will Only Help HimThe facts are coming. There’s no need to leap beyond them.
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July 16 2018 2:36 PMIt’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.
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July 12 2018 2:35 PMEscape From BrusselsTo save their summit, NATO leaders had to let Trump think he’d won something.
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June 29 2018 10:16 AMKim Plays the Long GameDon’t look now, but it’s just possible that North Korea isn’t actually denuclearizing.
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June 22 2018 5:55 PMThe Putin Summit AwaitsIs there any way this won’t be a disaster?
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June 14 2018 4:21 PMDemolition 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.
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June 8 2018 12:23 PMShowdown in SingaporeThe best, and worst, we can expect when Trump sits down with Kim.
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May 29 2018 4:33 PMThe North Korea Summit Might Actually WorkDespite John Bolton. And despite Donald Trump.
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May 22 2018 4:54 PMWe Will Bury YouThe Trump administration is threatening to destroy the regimes of two different countries unless they bend to America’s will.
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May 17 2018 10:39 AMKim 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.
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May 9 2018 4:33 PMThe 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.
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Aug. 16 2018 2:41 PMTrump’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.
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Aug. 10 2018 10:44 AMDiplomatic DisunityAnother week of humiliation for America’s top envoys.
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Aug. 3 2018 4:45 PMDemocracy, UnguardedWe can’t protect our elections from Russian interference if the president won’t even admit it’s happening.
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July 24 2018 4:09 PMIran Is Not North KoreaAnd Trump’s new fight won’t end as easily as the last one.
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July 17 2018 6:20 PMTrump Digs the Hole DeeperHis excuses and justifications for his performance in Helsinki were almost as bad as the debacle itself.
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July 13 2018 3:44 PMRosenstein’s New Indictment Can’t Be Brushed AsideBut Trump will try, anyway.
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July 11 2018 3:09 PMThe 2 Percent DoctrineTrump’s misleading and dangerous attack on NATO.
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June 26 2018 3:18 PM“Mad Dog” in the DoghouseJames Mattis is being pushed out of Trump’s inner circle. That should worry all of us.
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June 21 2018 11:37 AMSpace FarceSpace defense will be a major concern for the U.S., but Trump’s “Space Force” is not the answer.
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June 12 2018 11:07 AMA Win for KimThis was a very good day for the leader of North Korea.
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June 5 2018 5:23 PMIs 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.
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May 24 2018 1:02 PMArt of the FailIn calling off his summit with Kim Jong-un, Trump has again shown his lack of skill as a negotiator.
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May 21 2018 1:34 PMArms Control, Trump-StyleThe president’s last foray into international negotiations doesn’t bode well for his Kim meeting.
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May 15 2018 10:33 AMThe ConsequencesIn China, North Korea, and Israel, we’re seeing the results of Trump’s rash decision-making.
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May 8 2018 3:12 PMTrump 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.

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