Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “North Korea”

Pompeo’s All-or-Nothing View of Diplomacy

What Pompeo calls surrender is what sane people call compromise.

Posted March 18th, 2018

Corker: Trump Will Renege on the Nuclear Deal

Throwing away the nuclear deal is a colossal blunder and will stand out as one of the most pointlessly destructive foreign policy decisions of this administration.

Posted March 18th, 2018

Ignore the Iran Hawks and Keep the Nuclear Deal

There is no chance of winning any concessions from North Korea if the U.S. breaks its word with Iran.

Posted March 14th, 2018

Beware the Coming of Bolton

Bolton’s name has been floated for top jobs in the administration before, but I get the sinking feeling that this time it might really happen.

Posted March 14th, 2018

Realistic Expectations for U.S. Diplomacy with North Korea

If we want diplomacy with North Korea to succeed, and we all should, the first thing to do is to stop demanding something that the other side will never agree to.

Posted March 14th, 2018

Pompeo, North Korea, and the Nuclear Deal

The Trump administration is demanding far more from the other side than the previous administration did, and it is unwilling to offer them even as much as the Obama administration offered Iran.

Posted March 13th, 2018

Trump Is Replacing Tillerson with Pompeo

As bad as Tillerson was at his job, Pompeo will not be an improvement.

Posted March 13th, 2018

Reneging on the Nuclear Deal Sabotages Diplomacy with North Korea

It shouldn’t come as a shock that reneging on a carefully negotiated, successful nonproliferation agreement would have negative consequences for arms control diplomacy with a nuclear-armed state.

Posted March 12th, 2018

North Korea and Trump’s Loathing of the Nuclear Deal

Trump will likely renege on the nuclear deal with Iran in two months, and that has obvious implications for negotiations with North Korea in the future

Posted March 11th, 2018

Successful Diplomacy with North Korea Requires Compromise

The Trump administration should absolutely be trying to negotiate with North Korea, but it should not be starting its engagement with the DPRK by having a rushed, slapdash summit based on unrealistic expectations.

Posted March 10th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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Posted March 9th, 2018

A Trump-Kim Summit?

If Trump is accepting the invitation simply to repeat the same unrealistic demand, a high-profile meeting isn’t likely to achieve anything.

Posted March 8th, 2018

Trump’s Trade War and South Korea

This is the worst time to widen the rift between Washington and Seoul.

Posted March 6th, 2018

Our ‘Preposterous’ North Korea Policy

Demanding denuclearization is a dead end.

Posted March 4th, 2018

The Insanity of Starting a War with North Korea

There is no way that a war with a nuclear-armed North Korea could be “worth it.”

Posted March 3rd, 2018

The Strained U.S.-South Korean Alliance

It is noteworthy that a top representative of an ally thinks it necessary to sound an alarm about the danger of a U.S. attack.

Posted February 28th, 2018

Bolton Wants Preventive War Against North Korea

Supporters of preventive war cannot honestly defend their position, because the war they favor is illegal and unjust, and so they rename it preemption and hope that no one knows the difference.

Posted February 28th, 2018