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Trump pledges security guarantees to North Korea

President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit on Tuesday with the US president pledging unspecified “security guarantees” to the North and Kim recommitting to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” They coupled the summit agreement with lofty promises by Trump to handle “a

‘Ghana First:’ US military deal leads thousands to protest

Francis Kokutse and Carley Petesch   Rallying behind the slogan of “Ghana First,” thousands of people in the West African nation have protested a new defense cooperation deal with the United States, with many in the longtime US ally saying they worry the expanded military presence could attract extremists and harm their

Israel@70: US to open controversial Jerusalem Embassy in May

The United States said Friday it will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May, bringing forward the contested move to coincide with the Jewish state’s 70th birthday — and enraging Palestinians, who called it a “blatant provocation.” Palestinians object to recognition of the disputed city as Israel’s capital, and

The State of Defense 2018: Overview

Introduction: By Kevin Baron The one consensus seems to be the view that, under Trump, America is no longer the world’s clear leader. And that is a titanic change.  If President Donald Trump came to Washington to upend the system and bring radical change, so far he has failed miserably at the Pentagon. At the

Is Europe bold enough to counter US ambivalence?

The Munich Security Conference is expected to be dominated by US President Donald Trump's ambivalence toward traditional alliances, leaving Europe no choice but to step up its defense initiatives.   So much for basing scholarly foreign-policy debate on the international order. "The world is becoming less international and less orderly," Ambassador Wolfgang

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