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May 30, 2018

North Korea
What Would Denuclearization Look Like in North Korea?

Successful denuclearization will hinge on rigorous on-the-ground inspections and closing the gap between North Korea and the United States on what areas any agreement should cover.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observes progress at a nuclear weapons facility.

May 25, 2018

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Singapore and Reykjavik: The Perils of Summitry

The 1986 meeting in Iceland between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was like none other. It offers helpful context for a potential U.S.-North Korea arms control summi…

Reagan and Gorbachev shake hands after their talks in Reykjavik.

April 15, 2018

Syria
Legal Questions Loom Over Syria Strikes

In striking Syria without an international law justification, the United States leaves itself open to criticism and may invite similar behavior by other countries.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley and UK Ambassador Karen Pierce vote against a Russian resolution condemning “aggression” against Syria during an emergency UN Security Council meeting.

February 6, 2018

Olympics
The Mixed Record of Sports Diplomacy

While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.

East Germany was a perennial powerhouse at winter games, including the 1988 Calgary games where it won gold and bronze in the women’s 1000 meters Speedskating event.

August 29, 2017

United States
Why Battles Over Memory Rage On

Protests over the removal of Confederate monuments show that the U.S. Civil War’s emancipatory purpose remains contested a century and a half later.

A Louisville, Kentucky, monument to a Confederate officer vandalized in August.

May 21, 2014

Iran
The Coming Struggle Over Iran Nuclear Pact

Nuclear diplomacy between Iran and a group of major powers may miss a significant deadline in July, but both sides appear intent to continue, says expert George Perkovich.

August 13, 2007

India
Perkovich: Proliferation Trilogy: North Korea, Iran, and India

George Perkovich, a leading specialist on nuclear non-proliferation, says that among the current problems with North Korea, India, and Iran, Iran is the most important to resolve because the Iranians…

August 28, 2006

United States
Perkovich: U.S. Needs ’Conversation’ With Putin on Iran Sanctions

George Perkovich, a leading expert on nuclear proliferation, says the Bush administration may have to drop its regime change strategy for Iran in order to get Russian support for UN sanctions on Tehr…

March 20, 2013

Europe
A Growth Strategy for Greece

The EU and IMF should loosen the austerity requirements of Greece’s bailout package to allow the indebted country to implement needed growth-enhancing policies, says former prime minister George Papa…

September 28, 2016

United States
What the 9/11 Lawsuits Bill Will Do

Congress overrode a presidential veto to enable the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. But the law will be a thorn in U.S. foreign relations, and plaintiffs will not likely …