Category - Nuclear Proliferation

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United States, North Korea, and Russia – Putin the Common Denominator

United States, North Korea, and Russia – Putin the Common Denominator Ambassador Curtis A. Ward There is a common element in United States-North Korea relations that is being overlooked. Sometimes, finding answers to otherwise puzzling questions evades us unless we broaden the scope of our thinking – outside of the box. What appears far-fetched may not be so improbable after all. New developments in U.S.-North Korea relations suggest the possibility that Russian president Vladimir Putin may...

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Confusion and Chaos in Trump’s Administration

Confusion and Chaos in Trump’s Administration Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (06 Oct. 2017) — Diplomats in Washington and political leaders around the world are confused about what to expect from the Donald Trump Administration. Most democracies and free market countries rely on America’s leadership on important geopolitical, international security, and other global issues. Now, trust in America’s instincts, judgment, and leadership is being questioned in capitals around the world...

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Tweet for Tat and Tat for Tweet – Donald Trump v. Kim Jong-un

Tweet for Tat and Tat for Tweet – Donald Trump v. Kim Jong-un Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (25 Sept. 2017) — If only U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un could contain their bellicose rhetoric and name calling, the world might remain safe.  But, chances are, name calling will morph into dangerous actions on either or both sides. In my view, in the same way old time schoolyard bullying generally ends in fisticuffs, Trump’s tweets and Kim’s tats could...

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U.S. and China faceoff on North Korean Sanctions

U.S. and China faceoff on North Korean Sanctions Ambassador Curtis A. War (25 Aug. 2017) — The cooperative relationship between the U.S. and China on North Korean sanctions got off to a good start in the United Nations Security Council. But, before the ink dried on resolution 2371 (2017), the relationship took a body blow from the bellicose rhetoric which flowed between Washington and Pyongyang. China cautioned President Trump not to travel that road and the U.S. president pulled back...