The 3 Ways Diplomacy With North Korea Could End—and War is Still One of Them

Trump must choose from only a few outcomes. But is he really prepared to plan ahead?

The Saudi-UAE Alliance is the Most Dangerous Force in the Middle East Today

The latest: they are bombing a port that accounts for 80 percent of the food and aid trickling into starving Yemen.

How Donald Trump Just Ended the Cold War for Good

He’s the man astride the world stage now, shaking hands, signing deals—and unmistakably remaking the old order.

Read the Trump-Kim Memorandum–the Devil is in the Details

If the purpose of the summit was to make progress over North Korea’s nuclear program, it didn’t do that at all.

Trump Will Never Get a Better Deal With Iran

And any agreement with North Korea will probably look like the JCPOA he despises.

The Trump Tornado Touches Down in Canada

The president left the G-7 summit as many wondered whether America’s transatlantic alliances are dead.

There’s Nothing Authoritarian About Poland’s Judicial Reforms

It won’t be pretty, but the process is ultimately necessary for the country’s future as a democracy.


40 Years Ago Today: When Solzhenitsyn Schooled Harvard

The famed, exiled author of the “Gulag Archipelago” took the West to task for, of all things, too much liberty.

What is Democracy Anyway?

Despite what his critics say, Viktor Orbán has far more of a democratic mandate than they do.

What if the Trump-Moon-Kim Summit Fails?

Diplomacy is about moving the goalposts and embracing the long game—not playing chicken.

Poland Wants an American Garrison: Let Germany Do It!

Before taking office Trump seemed to understand that European free-riding was counterproductive. What about now?

Preventative War: The One Way Donald Trump Could Lose Against North Korea

Otherwise America holds all the trump cards. Pyongyang simply doesn’t threaten us.

Macron Defines Good Citizenship by Defying the PC Left

The French president’s gesture to a migrant-hero has triggered the open-borders crowd. Turns out his politics are more complicated than they thought.

Washington Melts Down Over Prospect of Trump-Putin Meeting

Statecraft is not like elementary school, and we can’t keep the Russians in ‘time out’ forever.

Europe’s Hypocritical Fury Towards Trump’s Ambassador

He stands accused of meddling in European political affairs. Guess who else did that?

Why Foreign Policy Realism Isn’t Enough

Realists need to provide something more than cold balances of power: a sense of morality.

The Humanitarian Trap

TAC looks back on one of the most common—and insidious—rationales for foreign intervention.