International analysis and commentary

Trump’s Korea diplomacy as a big gamble

Observers of American diplomacy with North Korea over the last 18 months could be forgiven for suffering from a case of severe whiplash. During a period where the DPRK has successfully tested both its most powerful nuclear weapon yet as…

Transitioning to the Trump presidency

By recent historical standards, Donald Trump’s transition is not moving any more slowly than previous ones. In 2008, many of Barack Obama’s major appointments weren’t made until well into December. But Obama was relatively consistent in his…