Conservatives opposed the treaties that have helped maintain the peace since WWII. We have muddled through despite them. We might be so lucky in the future.
It's time for an oldie – "Iran is about to get the bomb." We believe it, as we have every time since 1984. But this time it might be a prelude to war.
A fit ending for four decades of propaganda about its nuclear program, adding yet another nation to those we are in cold or hot fights with.
Summary: Trump apparently intends to scuttle the nuclear arms control deal with Iran. Here an expert explains that the reasons he gives are wrong and that the consequences will be ugly for both us and for them. For more information see the previous posts in this series, listed at the end. Iranian students with pictures … Continue reading Jessica Mathews: why scuttling the Iran deal is MAD
Summary: William Lind gives a brilliant analysis of the situation in East Asia -- North Korea's provocations, China's fateful choices, and the response of our allies if they choose unwisely. Trump's visit to Asia provides an opportunity for him to display Bismarck-level geopolitics. "The North Korean Threat to China" By William S. Lind. From … Continue reading William Lind: China’s fateful decision about North Korea