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4 Takeaways From the Trump-Kim Meeting at the DMZ

When President Trump sent a Twitter invitation on Friday to North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to meet at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone separating the Koreas — “just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!” — both men had much to gain, and more to lose.

By |2019-06-30T19:09:37-05:00June 30th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Iran, nuclear deal partners to meet as accord under threat

Senior officials from Iran and the remaining signatories to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers are gathering Friday as tensions in the Persian Gulf simmer and Tehran is poised to surpass a uranium stockpile threshold, posing a threat to the accord.

By |2019-06-28T06:27:10-05:00June 28th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

US President Donald Trump arrives in Japan for G20 summit

President Donald Trump arrived in Japan's Osaka on Thursday on the eve of a high-stakes G20 summit likely to be dominated by trade tensions between the United States and China.Before leaving, Trump had lashed out at China as well as at allies India, Japan and Germany, setting the tone for what could be a fractious meeting of world leaders.

By |2019-06-27T06:16:44-05:00June 27th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Iran will speed up enriching of uranium after deadline to Europe ends on Thursday – IRIB

Iran will speed up enrichment of uranium after a deadline given to European countries to prevent this ends on Thursday, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency.

By |2019-06-26T06:19:32-05:00June 26th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Iran calls new U.S. sanctions ‘outrageous and idiotic,’ warns that path to diplomacy is permanently closed

Iranian officials slammed the Trump administration Tuesday for new sanctions targeting the country’s leadership, saying the measures permanently closed the path to diplomacy and that the White House had “become mentally crippled” under the current president.

By |2019-06-25T06:25:17-05:00June 25th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Simple economics show how Trump is beating up on Iran without firing a shot

President Donald Trump on Monday announced new sanctions targeted at Iran's top leadership and those thought responsible for downing a US drone flying near the country.

By |2019-06-24T17:14:30-05:00June 24th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Iranian official warns more US spy drones can be blown out of the sky

An Iranian military official said Monday that Tehran is capable of shooting down more American spy drones as tensions between the two countries continue to simmer, according to a report out of the country.

By |2019-06-24T05:51:05-05:00June 24th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments