Trump’s Giving Diplomacy a Chance. His Critics Should, Too.

Trump’s Giving Diplomacy a Chance. His Critics Should, Too.

Some critics have knocked President Trump for making “too many concessions” to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the historic Singapore Summit — the first-ever meeting between a U.S. president and North Korean leader. Trump’s foreign policy instincts have had me...
Get Ready for Bush 2.0

Get Ready for Bush 2.0

Political reporters have a saying: There’s always a tweet. That is, for nearly every political moment or presidential decree, there’s an uncannily on-point comment buried somewhere in the presidential Twitter feed. Often it features the president expressing a past...

A Genuinely Scary Moment in Foreign Policy

I’m scared. I don’t have anything more savvy, or cool, or nuanced to say. I’m just scared. Since November 8, 2016, I’ve felt varying degrees of distress ranging from unease to panic. But whatever Donald Trump has done while in office — however...
Lessons on North Korea from the Cuban Missile Crisis

Lessons on North Korea from the Cuban Missile Crisis

Nearly 55 years ago, in October 1962, I was a college student who’d just turned 20. The Cuban Missile Crisis began the day after my birthday, and it seemed entirely possible that I (along with tens of millions of other people) might die in nuclear fire and fury...
Engagement With North Korea Works

Engagement With North Korea Works

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are at an all-time high — and continue to escalate following North Korea’s test of a missile that can supposedly reach Alaska. It’s still possible to turn down the heat with small steps that could lead to more...
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