Kim Jong-un may promise Donald Trump the moon when the two meet on Singapore’s Santosa Island. But he won’t deliver. History provides some key clues why North Korea will not part with its nukes.
Strategy and Policy
Let’s Dance the Machiavelli
Some unsolicited advice for America’s Prince, Donald Trump: Ignore the whining “globalists.” So what if your policies cost jobs and batter America’s standing? Go with the Florentine maestro of hardball politics: it’s better to be feared than loved.
Donald Trump’s Not-So-Grand Strategy
The President committed a double folly this week: starting a trade war against China while pleasing Russia and Iran with a promised pull-out from Syria.
Middle East Strategy
A Deal with Iran?
History shows why revolutionary regimes cannot be propitiated.
Trade War Coming
The Trump Deception
The President finally made good on his trade threats, imposing punitive duties on Chinese and South Korean exports. American consumers and workers will foot the bill.
Making America Small Again
Donald Trump and the Future of U.S. Power
The President underestimates the unique genius of postwar American grand strategy: that by serving others’ interests, the United States has also served its own.
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