Trump’s Penny-Pinching Dooms His Korean Diplomacy
The U.S. president stumbled into rare success with Pyongyang. Now he’s screwing it up.
Desperate to Save Diplomacy, White House Blocks U.N. Meeting on North Korean Atrocities
As tensions rise between Washington and Pyongyang, Trump tries to avert a complete breakdown in relations.
South Korea Declines to Co-Sponsor North Korea Human Rights Resolution for First Time Since 2008
Seoul may be trying to preserve its fading diplomatic outreach to Pyongyang.
Kim Jong Un’s Warning for Trump
With a deadline for restarting nuclear talks looming, North Korea ups the ante on the United States.
New U.S. Missiles in Asia Could Increase the North Korean Nuclear Threat
After withdrawing from the INF Treaty, U.S. officials have been worrying about Beijing, but as Washington starts to deploy previously banned missiles in the Pacific, the real risk will come from Pyongyang.
Trump Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Extortion
Trump’s growing impulsiveness and unilateral decision-making may signal to Kim that he can get precisely what he wants.
What the United States Gets Wrong About Peace Talks
Even when the country wants a deal, at least four largely psychological impediments get in the way.
North Korean Missiles Just Keep Getting Better
Pyongyang is using a diplomatic impasse to improve its weapons technology.
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Asia’s Coming Era of Unpredictability
Why the crisis in Hong Kong and a deterioration in relations between South Korea and Japan are just the beginning of a broader period of flux in Asia.
Pyongyang Is Playing Washington Against Beijing
China is finding it harder and harder to steer its troublesome ally.
Pacific Tour Tests New Pentagon Chief
Mark Esper sets out to persuade U.S. allies in Asia that the United States has their back.
North Korean Missile Dismissed as ‘Standard’ by Trump Threatens U.S. Military
Defense experts fear Pyongyang has developed a new rocket that can penetrate U.S. defenses.
The Case for Humanitarian Aid to North Korea
It won’t bring the regime in from the cold, but it will save lives.
Why Are Japan and South Korea at Each Other’s Throats?
A trade dispute has widened into a full-blown relationship crisis—and the shadow of World War II hangs over it all.
In Japan and South Korea, Trump Boxed Himself In
The United States is not making progress in its trade war with China or in nuclear talks with North Korea.