Below the surface, there are faint signs of how both parties can exit the crisis.
And they’re betting on the Trump administration to help bring Nicolás Maduro’s reign to an end.
“The cheapest concession you can make in a negotiation is to give the other fellow a little respect.”
The outcome of a U.S.–South Korea defense negotiation could transform America’s global footprint.
All that’s preventing the collapse of talks is that North Korea’s missiles haven’t flown far enough yet.
The United States thought all the pieces were in place for Maduro to leave. Then everything came crashing down.
Putin is meeting with Kim, and Abe is meeting with Trump. But nobody’s quite sure who’s influencing whom.
The administration is pressuring other countries to tighten the noose on Nicolás Maduro. But his backers have the upper hand.
Trump wants a “big deal” with North Korea. South Korea would like him to settle for something a little smaller.
The Trump administration has already deployed visa restrictions, sanctions, and even an embargo on Venezuelan oil. What else is left?
Pyongyang’s latest threats don’t necessarily mean diplomacy is dead. But they are a sign of just how deadlocked nuclear talks have become.
The administration no longer thinks Trump alone can reach a deal with Kim Jong Un.
The Vietnam summit showed just how high the price of denuclearization will be.
It seemed history was about to be made. Then the second meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders concluded abruptly.
As President Donald Trump meets with North Korea’s dictator, military escalation in South Asia offers lessons.
In Vietnam, the U.S. and North Korean leaders will once again act as lead negotiators in nuclear talks. “No one really knows what it will mean to ski downhill from the top of Mt. Everest,” wrote one expert.
Days before Donald Trump’s second summit with Kim Jong Un, an administration official admits that Kim may not be prepared to part with his nuclear weapons.
One of Washington’s closest allies in a fractured Europe struggles to adapt to the Trump administration’s unpredictable policy moves.
The motto for the U.S.–South Korea alliance isn’t “We go together, if I get enough money as reimbursement,” one analyst observed.
Trump campaigned against overseas interventions, and he has a reputation for being friendly with some authoritarian rulers. Now he wants Venezuela’s Maduro gone.