Pacific Tour Tests New Pentagon Chief
Mark Esper sets out to persuade U.S. allies in Asia that the United States has their back.
Pyongyang Is Playing Washington Against Beijing
China is finding it harder and harder to steer its troublesome ally.
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 in a Trade Fight?
Officially, Japan has “national security” concerns about technology exports to South Korea. Unofficially, World War II still casts an ugly shadow.
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.
Trump Just Gave North Korea More Than It Ever Dreamed of
By crossing the border, Trump has changed the game. But to induce Pyongyang to denuclearize, he’s going to have to offer more than reduced tensions.
One Small Step for a President, One Giant Leap for Pyongyang
Trump's unexpected gesture may have been the only way to get talks back on track.
Americans Want Their Leaders to Obey the Laws of War
New research claims that the U.S. public doesn’t care about protecting enemy civilians. It is wrong—and dangerous.
Kim Jong Un Wants It All
Anna Fifield on how the North Korean leader uses class divisions to stay in power.
From Pariah to Pawn
Trump helped make Kim Jong Un a global statesman. Now China is using him to antagonize the United States.
North Korea Talks in ‘Holding Pattern’ Over Key Word, U.S. Envoy Says
Biegun admits the two sides still can’t agree on what “denuclearization” means.