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Yesterday, Eugene Robinson argued that “the constitutional crisis is here.” On Sunday, via Twitter, Trump demanded that the Justice Department concoct a transparently political investigation, with the aim of smearing veteran professionals at Justice and the FBI and also throwing mud at the previous administration. Trump’s only rational goal is casting doubt on the probe […]

Notes on North Korea

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On April 27, 2018

There’s no doubt that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in qualifies as historic. At the same time, it’s really too soon to say if this ma

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Normalizing Trump

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In Trump
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On April 9, 2018
In late March, ABC News reported that the Republican National Committee has spent nearly $1 million at Trump properties since the election. In total, “Republican-affiliated” groups have “spent more than $3 million at various Trump properties” in the less than 18 months. There are broader implications of the transformation of the Republican Party into the […]
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Bad News on the US-Korea Front

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On January 30, 2018
My colleague, Victor Cha, argues in the Washington Post that a “bloody nose” strike on North Korea is a very bad idea. Under normal circumstances, this would be notable for a number of reasons. Victor’s one of the country’s leading experts on Northeast Asian security. He was an official in George W. Bush’s National Security Council. And […]
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