Trump says this pain is necessary to force China to change its behavior. But such an approach is unlikely to bring drastic gains.
If Tehran is not persuaded from intervening in the affairs of Arab states and prohibited from developing ballistic missiles, it will emerge as an even greater threat to regional peace.
In an era that is fomenting intolerance of every size and shape, this sets a worrying precedent.
Trump’s decision to subject the EU (as well as other US allies such as Canada and Mexico) to import tariffs on steel and aluminum has unified European leaders in outrage and disgust.
By going after the Taliban instead of singling out al-Qaida in the early days of calm following Kabul's collapse in late 2001, the Americans took off after the wrong target.
Kim is a dictator who has purged a number of rivals while starving and oppressing his own population. Ultimately, Trump has just willingly sat down with a villain and not gained much in the way of concessions in return.
It’s one thing to commit to denuclearization, another to adhere to that commitment away from the pomp and circumstance of summitry.