North Korea Needs a Real Deal, Not a Trump Special
The Hanoi summit can be a step forward—if both sides commit.
In Trump’s World, Nukes Are Self-Defense
As the Japan-U.S. alliance weakens, could Tokyo drop its nuclear weapons ban?
An American Captive in Iran
On the podcast: The Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian recounts his grueling 18 months in an Iranian prison.
Russia’s Conventional Weapons Are Deadlier Than Its Nukes
Withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty would take the United States one step forward and many steps back on international security.
U.S. to Ease Limits on Humanitarian Aid to North Korea
Aid groups welcome the move, but it’s not likely to unlock stalled nuclear negotiations.
Washington Wants Pyongyang to Choose: Humanitarian Aid or Nukes
The United States is hampering some aid groups from fighting tuberculosis and other diseases in North Korea.
Trump’s Punk Rock Nuclear Policy
The only reason to pull out of the INF Treaty is to give a middle finger to the world.
Would INF Withdrawal Recreate a Nuclear Hair-Trigger World?
Junk enough arms control treaties, and the Cold War balance of terror will reign once again—this time with China in the mix.
U.N. Report Details How North Korea Evades Sanctions
But a feud between Russia and the U.S. has kept the document from being published.
‘Your Mission Is to Keep All This From Collapsing Into Nuclear Hellfire’
An open letter to Donald Trump's new North Korea envoy on how to avoid Armageddon.
Here’s How Trump Can Bring Iran Back to the Table
Maximum financial pressure might be enough to force new nuclear talks.
Iran Is Throwing a Tantrum but Wants a Deal
Despite its defiant warnings, Tehran will eventually negotiate with Donald Trump—as long as Vladimir Putin mediates.
Washington Has to Learn Pyongyang’s Rules
Negotiating with North Korea is a tricky game, and the United States is already behind.
When Ronnie Met Mikhail
On our podcast: As Trump sits down with Putin, we look back at a summit in Reykjavik that helped end the Cold War.
Trump Has Nobody to Blame for North Korea but Himself
The president's pivot to "strategic impatience" has made an already difficult task substantially more so.
The Singapore Honeymoon Is Over
Trump in Singapore was spectacle. Pompeo in Pyongyang is the grim reality.
If Anyone Gets the Nobel, It’s Moon and Kim
Koreans deserve the credit for peace on the peninsula, not Trump.
North Korea Is Following the Saddam Hussein Playbook
The big question for the world is whether the United States will now follow its old Iraq playbook, too.
The Twisted Timeline of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
How "Little Rocket Man" and the "deranged dotard" trod a path from insults to handshakes.
North Korea Is a Human Rights Disaster. Trump Shouldn’t Turn a Blind Eye.
The United States has a moral responsibility and pragmatic imperative to keep rights violations on the table at the Singapore summit.