The combined might of punishing sanctions, diplomatic isolation, and even the threat of war won’t compel surrender from North Korea and Iran.
It may not seem like it, but Tehran has a lot to gain from meeting with a U.S. president in search of his own nuclear deal.
That probably spells doom for the nuclear deal.
Until and unless the urban middle classes and the poor join in common cause—as they did in 1979—there will be no revolution.
The nuclear deal was not enough.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Moscow with a near-impossible mission.
The president-elect will encounter a region convulsed by change.
Washington's renewed attention to East Asia shouldn't come at the expense of the rest of the continent.