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March 1, 2019

Trump’s denuclearization strategies for Iran and North Korea are totally opposite. Why?

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Same problem, radically different strategies.

January 16, 2019

Sorry, but Trump is not ‘tough on Russia’

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The administration has taken some tough stances toward Moscow. Why does the president disavow them?

December 17, 2018

Why Vladimir Putin is a terrible strategist

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Putin's victories have planted the seeds of long-term isolation and weakness for his country

December 5, 2018

Iran must free Farhad Meysami, a nonviolent fighter for human rights

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Meysami, a women's rights activist, is slowly, silently but defiantly dying in an Iranian prison.

October 25, 2018

Trump is pulling out of one of the most successful arms-control treaties ever

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Another dangerous error from a president who hates international agreements.

October 10, 2018

Want Americans to vote? Give them the day off.

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All Americans should have an equal opportunity to vote on Election Day.

September 28, 2018

Time to start preparing the next round of sanctions against Russia

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Russia is still behaving like a rogue state. More sanctions will be needed

July 27, 2018

Putin wanted to interrogate me. Trump called it ‘an incredible offer.’ Why?

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When foreign affairs are, literally, personal.

July 17, 2018

The Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki was a historic event — in the worst possible way

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Helsinki will be remembered as the most appalling public display of capitulation by an American president to a Kremlin leader ever.

July 15, 2018

I’ve been in meetings with Putin. Here’s what Trump can expect.

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He's confident. He'll never admit wrongdoing. And he'll probably be late.