What We’re Following
Impending Talks: As a possible meeting between President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, draws near, one person is left out of many of the discussions: South Korean President Moon Jae In, who has been central in orchestrating the diplomatic move. After decades of tension between the United States and North Korea, the meeting, which would be unprecedented, could be a beneficial move. And although there is much to worry about regarding the talks—providing a sense of legitimacy to North Korea’s dictator, say—the way in which they came about may result in some praise for Trump’s administration.
Administrative Reactions: Following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a Russian former spy, and his daughter last week, British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of involvement in the attack. Her comments were pointed—she called the country’s alleged actions an “unlawful use of force”—and what will happen moving forward remains unclear. What has not occurred yet is a U.S. response to May’s claims, which David Frum argues is a wild digression from how most previous administrations would have acted.
Reassessing Religion: People’s connections to their religions have changed greatly over the years, but recently the spotlight has turned on evangelicals, a segment of Christians undergoing a form of identity crisis in America. In our April cover story, Michael Gerson examines the group’s relationship to Trump, a president who seemingly lives beyond many traditionally Christian principles. And a new book looks at similar themes, including how leaders in the evangelical world grapple with the different perceptions people have of their faith.