Almost one year into his presidency, Trump's only achievement regarding North Korea has been to secure additional sanctions from the United Nations.
The U.N. is far from perfect. But, rather than bash it, U.S. leaders should understand that its actions and decisions are often an extension of their own.
The challenge in North Korea is not just a nuclear crisis. It is a crisis of the quality of U.S. leadership.
The idea that North Korea will abandon its weapons programs in exchange for the promise of security and regime survival has been tested has failed whenever it has been tested.
Only by connecting the strategic dots between Afghanistan, Syria and North Korea can the world find a somewhat coherent, but misguided, approach to U.S. foreign policy.
The Trump administration is still falling short on addressing the North Korea issue.
Having already come under siege in many of its outposts around the world, is liberal democracy now at risk of losing its citadel, too?