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Will North Korea Play Nuclear Hide-and-Seek with Trump? - New Yorker

Monday, July 2, 2018

By: Robin Wright

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In what would be the most accelerated disarmament program in history, the Trump Administration hopes to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, and its ballistic missiles, within a year, John Bolton, the national-security adviser, claimed on “Face the Nation” on Sunday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

How do you solve a problem like Korea? - Vox Today Explained

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made history today. Or did they? NPR’s Elise Hu was there. She explains what happened and what didn’t. Plus, The New Yorker’s Robin Wright recounts United States summit history. She says there are two keys to a successful summit, and Singapore's meeting lacked both.

After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B - KCRW

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?

How will Iran navigate new pressures after U.S. quits nuclear deal? - PBS Newshour

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Iranian lawmakers expressed outright fury over the U.S. decision to walk away from the 2015 nuclear agreement. Iran's supreme leader was no more measured, lashing out at President Trump and accusing him of lying. William Brangham gets analysis on what’s happening inside Iran from Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins University and Robin Wright of the United States Institute of Peace.

Why Assad is winning the war in Syria - PBS NewsHour

Saturday, April 14, 2018

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With support from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, the Assad regime has managed to consolidate power in most parts of Syria previously held by ISIS. Apart from Friday’s joint missile strikes, the U.S.’s role has been limited to diplomatic talks, which has yielded few results in sustaining ceasefires in the seven-year-long war. The New Yorker’s Robin Wright joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.

With Expulsions of Russians, the West—En Masse—Confronts Putin - New Yorker

Monday, March 26, 2018

By: Robin Wright

News Type: USIP in the News

In sweeping retaliation for Russia’s growing aggression in the West, the United States and nineteen other nations expelled more than a hundred and thirty Russian intelligence officers and diplomats on Monday. The coördinated rebuke—galvanized after Moscow’s alleged assassination attempt on a former double agent living in Britain—is unprecedented since the Cold War, which ended more than a quarter century ago.

Trump Finally Finds Reasons to Punish Russia - New Yorker

Thursday, March 15, 2018

By: Robin Wright

News Type: USIP in the News

After fourteen months of mixed signals (and confused policy) on Russia, the Trump Administration took twin actions on Thursday to address the increasingly aggressive moves by the government of Vladimir Putin. Washington slapped sanctions on nineteen prominent Russian individuals and five entities—including Russian...