Korea After the Olympics

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South Korea wants to avoid a war, but reconciliation with the North is no panacea either.

Creating an Arab NATO

It is hard to imagine an Arab alliance that can cohere as a military giant.

Traveling Geopolitically

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In the next two weeks, I will be visiting and writing about Portugal and Italy.

Israel’s Russia Gambit

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How will Russia respond to the implied request to rein in the Iranians?

The US Threatens Russia Over Missiles

Washington claims Moscow violated an arms control treaty.

Where Europe and the Middle East Meet

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Aug. 23, 2017 The attacks in Spain are geopolitically important for the context in which they occurred.

The United States, Syria and Russia

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April 12, 2017 A strategy toward the Middle East requires more than short-term tactical moves.

The Predictable Volatility of Iran and North Korea

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One is coming to grips with its geographic constraints, the other is turning weakness into strength.

Trump’s Dilemma

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Dec. 16, 2016 The president-elect’s ability to make changes depends on whether his support rises or falls.

Trump’s Dilemma

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March 29, 2017 President Donald Trump’s ability to make changes depends on whether his support rises or falls.

The Dispensability of Allies

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May 17, 2017 Trump brings unpredictability to his talks with Middle East leaders, but some things we already know.

North Korea Crisis: Neither Gone nor Forgotten

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May 10, 2017 Secret diplomacy works best when it’s done quietly.