Posts Tagged: diplomacy
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.
Iran is complying with its end of the deal, but Trump is catering to hawks and neoconservative donors who transparently want war with the country.
Trump's plans to extend the war he once supported ending are even more worrisome for their lack of transparency.
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.
The same risk of nuclear miscalculation that haunted U.S.-Soviet relations still hovers over the Korean peninsula.
Trump is committed to finding a way to claim Iran has violated the nuclear accord, regardless of the facts — just as Bush did with Iraq.
From North Korea to Russia to the Middle East, there's no shortage of deal-making needed. But beware the fine print of anything with Trump's insignia.
Korea's new pro-engagement president may not have to be as deferential to Washington hardliners as his predecessors.
If Trump wants to make an early mark with North Korea, it should be with the only thing that's ever worked: diplomacy.