Shadow Government

Will South Korea’s New President Foil Trump’s Attempt to Pressure North Korea?

Putting real pressure on Pyongyang requires deft management of a complicated alliance.

Elephants in the Room

The North Korean Nuclear Threat Is Getting Worse By the Day

North Korea’s nuclear-weapons capabilities are increasing at an alarming rate. Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping need to do something about it now.

Shadow Government

The Failure of Trumpcare Is Good News for the Iran Deal

While Trump railed against the Iran deal during the campaign, he rarely called for undoing it.

Shadow Government

China’s Fear of U.S. Missile Defense Is Disingenuous

Beijing knows that THAAD in South Korea doesn’t pose a military threat to China. Its objects are entirely political.

Shadow Government

Trump’s Silence on Russian Missiles Makes America Less Safe

Russia presents security challenges to the United States and its allies for which the Trump administration has yet to indicate any kind of a policy direction or goals.


Pakistan Is the Crisis Flying Under the Radar

Why the Trump administration needs a plan for Pakistan, now.


Not Even Rick Perry Is Stupid Enough To Resume Testing Nuclear Weapons

Yes, America’s nuclear arsenal is old. But there’s simply no good reason to test a bomb in the 21st century.

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