Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “North Korea”

The Trump Administration’s Fantasy World

The administration prefers policy fantasy to reality because the latter exposes the very real failures with North Korea and Iran.

Posted November 12th, 2018

North Korea and the ‘Great Deception’

If anyone has attempted a “great deception” over the last six months, it is the administration officials that have pretended that North Korea agreed to disarm at Singapore.

Posted November 12th, 2018

Trump’s Foreign Policy After the Midterms

The midterm results will have some practical effects on Trump’s foreign policy.

Posted November 8th, 2018

North Korea and the INF Treaty

It isn’t possible to advance the cause of arms control in one place while delivering fatal blows to it in another.

Posted October 27th, 2018

Trump’s Nuclear Arms Race

This wouldn’t cause other governments to “come to their senses,” but it would show the world that our government has completely lost its own.

Posted October 22nd, 2018

The Failing Trump Foreign Policy

On its own terms, the administration’s Iran policy has predictably failed.

Posted October 17th, 2018

Pompeo’s North Korea Fantasy

Pompeo is making it quite clear that the administration “will not compromise” on demands that North Korea will never accept, so he may as well be announcing that the administration’s North Korea policy has already failed on its own terms.

Posted October 16th, 2018

Pompeo’s Bad Diplomacy

What stands out most in the few months that Pompeo has been at State is that he has told obvious whoppers to the public and Congress about important foreign policy issues.

Posted October 8th, 2018

‘Maximum Pressure’ Is a Dead End

Our government demands things that are politically impossible for any self-respecting government to agree to, and then sets out to punish the other side when it refuses to meet Washington’s absurd expectations.

Posted October 4th, 2018

North Korea and Public Opinion

The good news is that there is broad opposition to starting a war with North Korea.

Posted October 2nd, 2018

Haley’s Nuclear Deal Delusions

If Iran someday becomes the “next North Korea,” it will be because the Trump administration undermined the nuclear deal and gave them every incentive to seek nuclear weapons.

Posted August 28th, 2018

Our Sanctions Addiction

Sanctions addicts are under the mistaken impression that they can force the targeted state to change its behavior.

Posted August 21st, 2018

Bolton’s North Korea Lies

Bolton is setting absurd expectations based on his misrepresentations of what happened at previous meetings.

Posted August 19th, 2018

The Fantasy of North Korean Disarmament

The Trump administration remains wedded to unrealistic goals in negotiations with Pyongyang.

Posted August 8th, 2018

The Lie at the Heart of the Trump Administration’s North Korea Policy

The Trump administration wants to shift the blame for their own inept negotiations by accusing the other side of breaching commitments that don’t exist.

Posted August 3rd, 2018

Why Trump’s Bellicose Rhetoric Matters

We know that Trump is impulsive, has terrible judgment, and doesn’t think through the consequences of his decisions, so we can’t assume that his threats are just so much hot air.

Posted August 1st, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Dishonest North Korea Spin

Clinging to the lie that Kim made a commitment to disarm is absurd, and it makes it impossible to trust anything that the administration says about this issue.

Posted July 31st, 2018