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Trump and Moon, Odd Couple, Seek to Save Denuclearization Talks

Trump and Moon, Odd Couple, Seek to Save Denuclearization Talks

Despite what Washington hawks wish for, the Korea nuclear talks are not dead. The idea of a deal to end the Korean war, de-escalate the military confrontation between North and South, and denuclearize the Korean peninsula is opposed by John Bolton and, oddly, by many Washington Democrats. Still, South Korean President Moon Jae-in seeks to...

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Bolton Takes Control of Trump’s North Korea Policy

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...

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Democrats Abandon South Korea’s President in Favor of Hawks

Democrats Abandon South Korea’s President in Favor of Hawks

As Democrats in Washington reflexively “get tough” on North Korea, they kick away a chance a for peace on the Korean peninsula.  Eager to criticize President Trump, they overlook the reality that denuclearization and ending the Korean war are popular ideas in South Korea. As Ploughshares director Joe Cirincione explains, Trump’s diplomacy is is worth...