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The World According to Trump

At the end of a contentious visit to the United Nations, the American president delivered a globe-spanning seminar on his worldview.

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Moon’s Praise-and-Pressure Plan to Get Trump to Help End Korean War

“You are, indeed, the only person who can solve this problem,” Moon said of Trump—just before he amped up the pressure.

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Moon Brings Korean Peninsula One Step Closer to Peace

As talks with Washington seemed to stall, Seoul created its own path with Pyongyang.

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America is Losing Power and Influence and Must Adapt, Warns UN Secretary General

The "attraction of American society...is today less clear" says António Guterres, in an exclusive interview.

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The Woodward Book Comes for James Mattis

A veteran Washington journalist describes the defense secretary as avoiding confrontation and showing respect. But the rest of the book may have blown up that strategy.

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The Plan to End the Korean War

An adviser to South Korea’s president explains what it might mean to finally declare the conflict over—and why the proposal has now become a sticking point in nuclear talks.

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Nikki Haley Warns That Iran Could Become ‘the Next North Korea’

The UN ambassador offered an explanation for abandoning one nuclear deal while pursuing another.

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Donald Trump Sorrowfully Cancels Another North Korea Meeting

For the first time since his summit with Kim Jong Un, the president acknowledged that nuclear talks aren’t going well.

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Two Ways to Read the Newest Intelligence on North Korea

Is Kim Jong Un serious about denuclearizing? Or is he out to trick the United States?

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Donald Trump Is Falling in Love With Summits

In offering to meet with Iran’s leader, the president sticks to what’s becoming a familiar pattern.

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The Meaning of North Korea’s Remains Transfer

The Korean War never officially ended. But its participants are now chipping away at the last sources of hostility.

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Secretary of a State of Confusion

Senators tell Mike Pompeo: We have “serious doubts about this White House and its conduct of American foreign policy,”

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Trump, Iran, and the Dangers of Presidential Bluffing

Last year, the president’s threats targeted North Korea. The outcome holds lessons for a new round of threats.

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Trump Meets Putin While America Confronts Russia

The U.S. president may be seeking better terms with his counterpart. But the relationship between their countries just seems to keep getting worse.

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The One Word Missing From Kim Jong Un’s ‘Very Nice Note’ to Trump

The North Korean leader cites “epochal progress,” but leaves out one very important issue.

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Trump vs. NATO: It's Not Just About the Money

The president’s emphasis on spending obscures a much deeper skepticism of alliances.

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America’s Moment of Truth With North Korea Is Coming

Mike Pompeo’s visit wasn’t it. But the visit hinted at what it might look like.

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The Mystery at the Heart of North Korea Talks

The parties have yet to agree on what exactly should be "denuclearized." But one South Korean official has a plan to close the gap.

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