Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “North Korea”

Trump Is Running Out of Time on North Korea

His failed policy is also potentially sabotaging South Korea’s attempts at engagement.

Posted May 24th, 2019

Why Iran Won’t Talk to Trump

Contrary to Trump’s thuggish approach to international relations, sending out “genocidal tweets” is not the way to gain respect and cooperation from other governments.

Posted May 21st, 2019

How ‘Maximum Pressure’ Poisons Diplomacy

Other sanctioned governments can see that Iran gained nothing from complying with previous demands, and they can reasonably conclude that they won’t benefit from cooperating with the U.S.

Posted May 13th, 2019

The Costs of the Cruel Travel Ban

The next president should make reversing this ban a priority.

Posted May 8th, 2019

The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Wishful Thinking

It is almost certain that they would approach the “planning” for a war with one or more of these countries in the same slapdash, incompetent way that they do everything else.

Posted May 7th, 2019

Delusional Demands and ‘Maximum Pressure’

Like a degenerate gambler at a slot machine, the administration thinks that all they need to win is just one more set of sanctions.

Posted May 2nd, 2019

The Fanatic Running Trump’s Foreign Policy

Bolton’s critics were right to be alarmed when Trump appointed him, and I fear that many of us are not worried enough about where U.S. foreign policy is headed over the next two years.

Posted April 29th, 2019

Pompeo’s Allergy to Tough Questions

This isn’t an isolated episode for Pompeo, but fits into a pattern of berating reporters for doing their jobs that goes back to the early days of his tenure at State.

Posted April 14th, 2019

The ‘Libya Model’ Killed the Hanoi Summit

The president torpedoed his own negotiations by heeding the advice of a man who hates arms control agreements and has always wanted engagement with North Korea to fail.

Posted March 30th, 2019

Secretary Pompeo Has No Credibility

Thanks to his constant misrepresentations and fabrications, nothing that the Secretary of State says can be believed.

Posted March 28th, 2019

Pompeo’s Foreseeable Failures

Pompeo’s record is proof of what happens when you appoint someone who despises diplomacy to run the State Department.

Posted March 27th, 2019

Trump’s Dysfunctional Foreign Policy

Each time this happens, it becomes increasingly difficult to know which statements reflect administration policy and which ones can be dismissed as hot air.

Posted March 26th, 2019

Why Trump’s North Korea Policy Fails Again and Again

At the same time that he is undermining the administration’s negotiators, he remains fixated on an impossible goal of North Korean disarmament.

Posted March 20th, 2019

Who Attacked the North Korean Embassy in Spain?

If anyone connected with the U.S. government was involved, both Spain and North Korea will be understandably outraged.

Posted March 14th, 2019

Pompeo’s North Korea Lies Are Catching Up to Him

The Secretary of State has spent the better part of a year consciously spinning and misrepresenting Pyongyang’s position.

Posted March 12th, 2019

Maximalism Is the Death of Diplomacy

Unfortunately, the administration has boxed itself in with its all-or-nothing approach and its expansive list of conditions.

Posted March 11th, 2019

Bolton’s Impossible Demands for North Korea

Bolton has taken full advantage of the breakdown in talks to make sure that diplomacy with North Korea won’t produce anything at all.

Posted March 10th, 2019