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Bolton Takes Control of Trump’s North Korea Policy

Joe Cirincione, chief of the disarmament group Ploughshares, has a cogent analysis of why the Hanoi summit of President Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un failed. The opportunity, he notes, was this: In Hanoi, North Korea wanted to trade some of their nuclear capability for most of the sanctions. Trump offered some of the...


No Intelligence Supports Bolton’s Iran Charges, Analyst Says

“We have little doubt that Iran’s leadership is still strategically committed to achieving deliverable nuclear weapons.” So said national security adviser John Bolton in Israel last week. The problem is, says Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation, U.S. intelligence does not agree. In a piece for Defense One, he writes Director of...