U.S, North Korea Play Cat and Mouse Game Over Nukes

by Walter Pincus

Editor’s Note: The North Korean test on Tuesday of what is believed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of hitting Alaska, has the U.S. and the rest of the international community...

Trump’s Saudi Trip: Less Than Meets the Eye?

by Walter Pincus

What’s the outcome of President Trump’s trip last week to the Middle East? I’ll focus mainly on what may be the after effects of the first days of his trip in Saudi Arabia, where he was treated...

America First Except When It Involves Russia

by Walter Pincus

When it comes to Russia, is President Trump following his own guideline, America First, and if not, why? The infamous May 10 Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and...

Can Trump Stay on Script, Out of Trouble on His Overseas Trip?

by Walter Pincus

President Trump’s first trip overseas beginning Friday will test his ability to stay on script, limit impulsive, off-hand, public remarks, and stop controversial tweeting, all of which have caused...

Sabre Rattling in Korean Peninsula: No End in Sight

by Walter Pincus

Can there be serious negotiations so that diplomacy may end the growing threat of a military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula? Not yet, is my guess. Trump, since his April 6-7 meeting at...

Trump Just Can’t Say or Do Anything that Comes to His Mind

by Walter Pincus

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at age 33, is continuing his father’s and grandfather’s pattern of wild threats and bluster to cloak development of nuclear warheads and missile delivery systems...

Confusion + Confrontation = Trump Foreign Policy

by Walter Pincus

President Donald Trump may be the only world leader impressed with the impact of the recent United States use of Tomahawk missiles in Syria and later the giant, GBU-43/B MOAB bomb in...

Are Ivanka’s Personal Interests Influencing China Policy?

by Walter Pincus

On April 6 – the same day Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner dined with President Xi and his wife at Mar-a-Lago – the Chinese government provisionally approved three of the trademarks, according to...

Unclear What Trump Learned from Ordering the Syrian Strike

by Walter Pincus

The lessons Donald Trump takes away from last Thursday’s U.S. Tomahawk missile strike against Syria’s Shayrat Air Base are more important than the ones learned by Bashar al-Assad. For President...

Trump Administration Emulating Putin’s ‘Active Measures’ Domestically

by Walter Pincus

President Donald Trump and his White House team are using some of the same “active measures” to manipulate the American people today that Russian President Vladimir Putin employed trying to...