South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s patient approach may be politically risky, but it is strategically safe. An unprovoked attack from the Kim regime is deeply implausible.
President Trump wants a ‘historic’ deal to make him look like a great leader—exactly the mistake previous presidents made in negotiating with North Korea.
Kim terrified the world with the uptick in nuclear and ballistic missiles tests over the last two years, and the world is anxious, even desperate, to get him to stop.
If foreign policy is all about optics, resonance to the domestic audience, and regime stability, Kim Jong-Un, Xi Jinping, and Moon Jae-In are toast.
Trump managed to do exactly what President Obama failed to do during the Iran negotiations.
The recent meeting of the Korean leaders and upcoming Trump-Kim summit in Singapore represent progress that most South Koreans assumed would be impossible to see in our lifetimes.
Madeleine Albright: ‘The so-called #TrumpDoctrine is simply bellicose rhetoric strung together with contradictory statements. Bluster is no strategy, Mr. Trump.’
It must have been someone else’s concepts the Bolsheviks were touting as they slit the throats of the members of the provisional government in Saint Petersburg.
There are plenty of reasons to be suspicious that North Korea hasn’t fundamentally changed its goals, even if it has had to change its tactics.
We should not put the cart before the horse in the face of a deceptive and ruthless Communist regime engaged in a charm offensive for Western audiences.
The Korean people have to decide which political system they want and what kind of leader they want before they demand a reunified Korea.
If security is paramount for Kim, nuclear weapons might be his only hope of staving off regime change.
Maybe Kim Jong-un is North Korea’s Mikhail Gorbachev. But given the total lack of evidence for such a radically new direction, this is vanishingly unlikely.
The president is setting a dangerous precedent about rewarding bad behavior — in this case, from a designated state sponsor of terrorism.
We are all too frequently duped by enemies that seem to understand us better than we understand them.
Whether or not talks ultimately succeed, the development represents a huge success for Trump’s unorthodox approach to Kim.
Not so long ago, we seemed on the brink of another Korean War and Kim was vowing that his nuclear weapons program was a ‘treasured sword.’
We should love dogs for who they are, not force them to conform to a ridiculous aesthetic ideal.
North Korea may see the games as an opportunity to spread propaganda, but the regime’s participation also presents a fantastic opportunity for the US to engage its citizens on their own terms.
History shows how the establishment media’s soft spot for leftist dictators and totalitarian states is a longstanding tradition.
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