What’s going on with North Korea is a cautionary tale in rushing diplomacy

Amid talks of a historic deal with North Korea and a possible Noble Peace Prize for President Donald Trump (chiefly among his GOP supporters, his aides, and, well, himself), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seems to be slamming the brakes on the negotiations. While…

Experts: North Korea talks likely to happen, but maybe not likely to succeed

With Kim Jong Un signaling he’s met key preconditions for talks with the United States about his country’s nuclear program, a once-unthinkable summit between the North Korean totalitarian and the White House is significantly closer to actually happening. But that means the prospect of the…

Do Not Fall for the Hype on U.S.-China Natural Gas Trade

Introduction and summary The Trump administration frequently pushes natural gas exports in high-level talks with Beijing. Most recently, after threatening to impose tariffs on Chinese technology imports, some administration officials are stating that the tariffs can be reduced if China buys more U.S. natural gas.1…

South Korea doesn’t believe Trump is capable of handling Kim Jong-un alone

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday offered to hold three-way talks with President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. “A North Korea-U.S. summit would be a historic event in itself following an inter-Korean summit,” Moon said, according to Reuters. “Depending on the location,…