After staging his summit with Kim Jong Un, South Korean President Moon Jae-in hustled to make sure that Donald Trump sticks with the program. With Trump so mercurial, the battle is on between doves and hawks to persuade him what he should ask of Kim and be willing to pay to Kim. The South Korean… Continue reading Now it’s a fight for Trump’s mind, and he appears ready to yank U.S. troops so he can collect a Nobel.
One of the saving graces of President Trump's hasty decision to meet with Kim Jong Un is that he had not publicly at least seemed to believe the idea pushed by his most breathless supporters that he has broken new ground on the North Korea nuclear problem. Until today. Apparently miffed at the portrayal of… Continue reading If Trump is going to believe what his supporters are saying, then Kim has already won.
There have been so many commentaries critical of Trump's appointment of John Bolton, and the damage he may do to this nascent outreach with North Korea, that it's hard to know where to begin. You could try here. Or here. Or here. Or here. Or here. But not here. How to even square the circle… Continue reading People are freaking out over John Bolton’s appointment as National Security Adviser. But were hopes so high before it?