Regions / North Korea
Even a limited war with North Korea would kill millions, devastate the environment, and bankrupt the U.S. Preventing it should be the peace movement's highest priority.
The bare bones of a deal with North Korea may exist, but senseless provocations could set off a conflict long before then.
By roping India and Japan into its standoff with China, the U.S. is raising the nuclear stakes in Asia — including, dangerously, between India and Pakistan.
The president's over-the-top threats have made war seem like a real possibility. And war would be catastrophic.
At this dangerous moment, the United States needs more connections with North Korea, not fewer.
The evidence is in: The "adults in the room" at the White House have enabled Trump's worst impulses, not checked them.
From his feud with Bob Corker to his plans to renege on the Iran deal, Trump's mood swings mean a dangerous new era of foreign policy.
Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.
The practical reality is this: To de-escalate this situation, the United States must be prepared to swallow its hubris and sit down with North Korea.
If the U.S. made a deal with Maoist China in the 1970s, it can surely cut one with North Korea today.