Second- and third-order effects of foreign policy actions. And every action has them. This is something that Trump chooses not to understand, or perhaps is incapable of understanding.
Letter from 62 members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats, asking Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to urge Trump to STFU on war with North Korea.
Ways to deal with North Korea. I don’t agree with every single idea, but there are a number of alternatives to shouting threats and making war.
- Evelyn Farkas, who held foreign policy posts in the Obama administration
- Wendy Sherman, retired career diplomat
- Siegfried Hecker, former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Jeffrey Lewis argues that the first step is to be realistic about North Korea’s capabilities
- Max Fisher argues that the danger may be less than we think it is
- Joel Wit and William McKinney, North Korea experts
- Susan Rice, Obama National Security Advisor
- Richard Sokolsky and Aaron David Miller
- Robert Einhorn, who has negotiated more international agreements than Donald Trump can name
Can Trump’s national security council handle a real crisis? Description of how a crisis goes down.
This is why a Trump chicken was near the White House. In case you were wondering. Top photo from here.
Why joy is the perfect resistance to a politics of fear. I hope to see these tactics used as it becomes obvious we must demonstrate against this president.