Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Victor Cha”

Thornton and Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy

Withdrawing Thornton’s nomination will continue the administration’s pattern of rejecting knowledgeable people for important positions because they fail to adopt sufficiently hawkish views.

Posted May 30th, 2018

Pompeo Isn’t Qualified and Shouldn’t Be Confirmed

His critics have objected to his preference for resorting to force, his disdain for diplomacy, his hostility to the nuclear deal, his bias against Muslims, and his past record of supporting disastrous wars and torture.

Posted April 19th, 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

Famine as a weapon. Vincent Bongers talks to Alex de Waal about …

Posted March 9th, 2018

A Setback for North Korea Diplomacy

Yun’s retirement deprives the administration of a valuable and knowledgeable advocate of engagement, and there were not many of those to start with.

Posted February 26th, 2018

McMaster’s ‘Messianic Fervor’ on North Korea

If McMaster and other officials in the White House take for granted that North Korea is undeterrable and a major war is inevitable, they might actually believe that it is better to start the war sooner.

Posted February 12th, 2018

Americans Need to Take the Possibility of an Attack on North Korea Seriously

There are some eerie parallels between his administration’s rhetoric on North Korea over the last few months and the Bush administration’s push for invading Iraq

Posted January 31st, 2018

Cha and the Insane Plan to Give North Korea a ‘Bloody Nose’

Cha wasn’t on board with an insane proposal to start a war, and now he won’t be ambassador to South Korea.

Posted January 30th, 2018