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Foreign Policy

  1. economy
    Despite Talks With China, Trump Is in No Rush to Call Off His Trade WarChina is eager to make a deal, but the administration wants to tighten the screws with more tariffs first.
  2. foreign policy
    Trump Mulls Legally Dubious Plot to Deny Aid to Poor ForeignersThe White House might refuse to spend $3 billion that Congress appropriated for foreign aid (even as it demands a $716 billion military budget).
  3. foreign policy
    Trump Signs Defense Bill, Says He’ll Ignore Many Limits Set by CongressTrump claimed he can override restrictions on cooperation with Russia, efforts to reduce civilian casualties, and even mere information requests.
  4. foreign policy
    U.S. Officials Worked Behind Trump’s Back to Keep Him From Blowing Up NATOJohn Bolton reportedly demanded that the latest NATO agreement be hammered out before July’s summit, so Trump wouldn’t have a chance to derail it.
  5. Trump Administration Sanctions Russia for Spy Attack, After Rebuke From CongressIf Russia doesn’t make changes in 90 days, which is unlikely, U.S. law requires a second, harsher wave of penalties, which would end diplomatic ties.
  6. foreign policy
    While Condemning Iran, the U.S. Contributes to Terrorism in the Middle East, TooAs Iran sanctions were restored, an investigation revealed that the U.S.-backed coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthis routinely cut deals with Al Qaeda.
  7. foreign policy
    Trump’s Iran Strategy: Regime Change on the CheapThe administration wants to see the Islamic Republic overthrown, but is hoping the Iranian people will do it for us. This can’t end well.
  8. foreign policy
    Trump Slowly Realizing It’s North Korea’s Reality Show, Not HisThe president is getting frustrated about North Korea’s continued obfuscation as his fake peace deal with Kim Jong-un falls apart.
  9. foreign policy
    Trump’s Disastrous Putin Summit Could Have Been Even WorseWhile Helsinki was a victory for Putin, he didn’t score any concrete U.S. policy concessions — and there may be a limit to what Trump can give him.
  10. foreign policy
    7 Takeaways From Trump’s Catastrophic Meeting With PutinIt was a very, very, very good day for the far right and the Kremlin.
  11. Trump Says U.S.-Russia Ties Have ‘Never Been Worse,’ Blames American ‘Stupidity’Remember: Kim Jong-un is good now, Europe is our “foe,” and everything was cool between the U.S. and Russia until Mueller came along.
  12. foreign policy
    White House Is Reportedly Pursuing Direct Talks With TalibanWith the push for Afghan-led talks stalled, the U.S. aims to jump-start the process by giving in on the Taliban’s demand for bilateral negotiations.
  13. foreign policy
    Trump Says European Union Is America’s Biggest ‘Foe’The president already seems to be aligned with Vladimir Putin ahead of their big meeting.
  14. Admitting He Feels ‘Unwelcome,’ Trump Finds New Ways to Offend the BritishBy bashing Theresa May’s Brexit plan and praising her rival Boris Johnson in a Sun interview, he ensured headlines would be about him, not protests.
  15. foreign policy
    There Is No Cleaning Up the Foreign-Policy Mess Trump Is MakingOur allies are learning that Trump’s personal pique means a great deal — and decades of commitments and partnership mean very little.
  16. foreign policy
    Even the Best-Case Scenario for Trump and NATO Is GrimEven the idea of a positive or neutral meeting that signals to Moscow that the alliance is still united is ridiculous.
  17. russia scandal
    What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion.
  18. foreign policy
    AMLO Isn’t Mexico’s Trump — Nor Is He Trump’s Natural EnemyAndrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidential win could shift U.S.-Mexico relations, but caricatures don’t do justice to the idiosyncratic left-populist.
  19. Still No Clarity From White House on North Korea PlanBut at least we’re not at war yet.
  20. foreign policy
    North Korea May Have Ramped Up Nuclear ProductionKim Jong-un is working to covertly expand his nuclear arsenal, according to an assessment leaked by U.S. intelligence officials.
  21. foreign policy
    In Trump’s Russia Summit, Putin Holds All the CardsTrump is already fulfilling many of Putin’s wishes, and doesn’t seem to know what he wants in return. Now he’s poised to give away even more.
  22. foreign policy
    Pompeo Tries to Clean Up Trump’s Messy Claims About North Korea SummitWhile the president was hazy on timeframes, Pompeo offered a clearer (yet unrealistic) aim: “major disarmament” by the end of Trump’s first term.
  23. foreign policy
    Some Questions Foreign Policy Experts Are Asking About the Trump-Kim SummitBefore anyone declares victory, let’s try to establish some basic facts about what comes next …
  24. foreign policy
    Trump and Kim Stir Confusion About What They Actually Agreed ToNorth Korean media claims Trump agreed to lifting sanctions and “step-by-step” denuclearization. That’s not what the president said.
  25. foreign policy
    Everything That Happened at the Trump-Kim MeetingFeaturing historic handshakes, a tour of the presidential limo, and a teary Dennis Rodman — but no detailed commitments on denuclearization.
  26. Trump Now Sounds Like a Fan of North Korean Repression“His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor.”
  27. nuclear war
    This Is What a Nuclear Attack in New York City Would Look LikeIf America is attacked, the strike probably won’t come from North Korea. And it will be even scarier than we imagine.
  28. foreign policy
    The Winners and Losers of President Trump’s Meeting With Kim Jong-unBoth Trump and Kim benefitted personally, but diplomatic norms, and everything they’re meant to protect, took a hit.
  29. foreign policy
    The Trump-Kim Summit Was a Great Photo Op, and Maybe Nothing MoreThe meeting in Singapore fulfilled both men’s desires for respect and media attention, but the actual work lies ahead.
  30. foreign policy
    Trump Is Making Decline Great AgainSix fundamental truths that Kim Jong-un and the rest of the world now know about Trump on the eve of the Singapore summit.
  31. diplomacy
    Trump Says He’ll Know Outcome of North Korea Summit After One MinuteNorth Korea’s Supreme Leader will be no match for President Trump’s supreme confidence.
  32. foreign policy
    Trump’s Plan to Wing It at North Korea Summit Is Already Going PoorlyAs he declared “attitude” beats prep work, aides made contradictory remarks that could potentially derail talks and undermine his goals.
  33. foreign policy
    Report: White House Planning Trump-Putin SummitThe last time they met, Trump was clearly impressed with Putin’s “very strong” denials regarding the Mueller investigation.
  34. foreign policy
    The Trump-Kim Summit May Be Back on — But Success Is Still a Long ShotWhile the North Koreans understood that Trump’s cancellation was just a ploy, the two sides remain miles apart on substance.
  35. foreign policy
    U.S. Officials Meet With North Koreans to Discuss SummitThe U.S. has sent an experienced diplomat across the border in an effort to salvage and resume preparations for the still-cancelled June 12 summit.
  36. foreign policy
    Trump’s Credibility Problem Is Now America’sThe president’s propensity for breaking agreements and surprising our allies is damaging America’s international reputation and ability to lead.
  37. foreign policy
    North Korea Summit Ended Like It Started: With a Quick, Chaotic Call by TrumpBehind the scenes, Trump remained optimistic about meeting with Kim Jong Un — then he rapidly reversed, sending aides and allies scrambling.
  38. foreign policy
    What Happens When You Treat Nuclear Diplomacy Like a Reality-TV ShowTrump has had his share of political successes from his reckless, narrative-focused approach. But the real-world dangers are building.
  39. foreign policy
    Trump Pushes a New International Order Based on U.S. BullyingThe administration thinks military might, and threatening to use it, are key. Iran and North Korea developments show the plan is off to a shaky start.
  40. foreign policy
    Trump Aides Worry He Doesn’t Have Good Grasp on the North Korea SituationThey say Trump doesn’t seem up on the details he’ll need to negotiate with Kim Jong Un, and he has a low tolerance for briefings.
  41. explainers
    Beyond Russia: Understanding the New Trump Campaign Collusion StoryEverything we know about the newly revealed Trump Tower meeting, the alleged collusion offer from a Gulf State emissary, and what it all might mean.
  42. foreign policy
    Is Trump Getting Played by North Korea?Kim Jong-un’s hot-and-cold behavior is messing with the administration’s already disjointed strategy for the upcoming talks.
  43. foreign policy
    North Korea Surprises Trump Administration by Acting Like North Korea AgainWhite House officials were reportedly caught off guard by a threat to cancel the Trump-Kim summit if the U.S. doesn’t back off on denuclearization.
  44. foreign policy
    Pompeo Says North Korea Will Get Americans Instead of AidThe Trump administration apparently thinks the communist nation will accept capitalism in exchange for its nukes.
  45. international affairs
    North Korea Schedules Demolition of Nuclear Test SiteIt’s inviting journalists to a closing ceremony at the site less than three weeks before the upcoming summit with the U.S.
  46. foreign policy
    Trump’s Iran-Deal Exit Has Raised the Risk of War, Even Faster Than ExpectedIsrael and Iran are running out of reasons not to escalate their low-key conflict in Syria into a broader regional catastrophe.
  47. foreign policy
    Pompeo Is Returning From North Korea With U.S. CaptivesKim Hak-song, Tony Kim, and Kim Dong-chul have been freed.
  48. foreign policy
    Trump Continues to Rebrand America As Weird and FlakyPulling out of the Iran deal breaks a long U.S. foreign-policy tradition of avoiding surprises — and it works against all the president’s goals.
  49. foreign policy
    What Happens After Trump Pulls Out of the Iran DealThe agreement doesn’t stop existing the moment Trump reimposes sanctions, but it’s hard to see how it can survive in the long run.
  50. politics
    Spy Firm Hired to Find ‘Dirt’ on Obama Officials, Possibly by Trump Team: ReportThe same firm Harvey Weinstein used to go after his accusers was apparently hired to discredit two Obama advisers who worked on the Iran deal.
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