by | Sep 16, 2019

The most accurate measure of a man is who he counts as his friends and who he counts as his enemies. John Bolton has a lot of friends and allies in the American national security community, myself included. When Bolton…

by | Jul 7, 2019

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, both trusted White House aides, crossed into North Korea with Trump and strongman Kim Jong-un last Sunday. And where was national security adviser John Bolton? The foreign-policy…

by | Jul 2, 2019

On Sunday, North Korean officials were no match for Trump’s new White House Press Secretary, Stephanie Grisham. During a private meeting between the president and Kim Jong-un after Trump’s spontaneous visit and historic entrance into North Korea, the country’s officials…

by | Jul 1, 2019

President Donald Trump shocked much of the world with an impromptu meeting (his third since becoming president) with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un as part of his recent scheduled visit to the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone (DMZ), where he became…

by | Feb 26, 2019

Critics call President Trump a diplomatic wrecking ball, while his supporters admiringly watch as he takes on foreign policy challenges that previous presidents chose to ignore or left to diplomatic “experts.” Who’s right? This week the rubber meets the road….

by | Jul 23, 2018

In a Friday interview President Trump repeated that for him to have a good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin “…is a positive, not a negative.” He added that if things don’t work out he’d be the worst enemy Putin…

by | Jun 17, 2018

Singapore Because it started so differently — with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inviting President Donald Trump to a face-to-face meeting, which the mercurial Trump promptly accepted — Tuesday’s summit in Singapore held out the promise of delivering something…

by | Jun 14, 2018

In the epic HBO mafia series, The Sopranos,Tony Soprano is famous for having advised Richie Aprile, a fellow gangster, that, “Those who want respect, give respect.” It’s such a simple bromide that it almost seems laughable that we have to say…

by | Jun 4, 2018

One week from tomorrow, President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet in Singapore to discuss whether and how North Korea will be disarmed of nuclear weapons. The operative term is “scheduled,” because even at…

by | May 26, 2018

Do you remember the story of the dog in the manger? It’s an old Greek myth. A dog lies in the manger, surrounded by hay. The dog can’t eat hay. Only horses eat hay. But the dog won’t let the…

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