Up until just before the Soviet Union collapsed, very few people in the West thought it ever would. The system was so tightly controlled and
“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future,” Yogi Berra reminded us. But on “The McLaughlin Group,” the TV talk show on which this
As of Dec. 26, Kim Jong Un’s “Christmas gift” to President Donald Trump had not arrived. Most foreign policy analysts predict it will be a
After 18 months of on-off diplomacy with North Korea, the Trump administration seems determined now to jettison the fragile talk about peace, reverting to its
The US administration is stepping up the pressure on North Korea as the end-of-year deadline set by Pyongyang for productive talks is looming. The breakdown
A little over a month remains until North Korea’s end-of-year deadline expires. The Trump administration remains oblivious: Senior American diplomats do not appear to share
The breakdown in high-level talks between the US and North Korea last weekend shows that diplomacy between the two foes is at a critical juncture.
The United States is losing its status as a Pacific power. It can no longer control developments in East Asia. It still maintains a large