Regions / North Korea
It's scary to think of Donald Trump or Kim Jung-un with a nuclear button. Scarier are all the nameless functionaries with the same.
Pundits seem more concerned about the North driving a "wedge" between the U.S. and the South than about preventing nuclear war.
An advocate for North Korean refugees outlines an alternative approach to political change and regional peace in 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.