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Trump Is Achieving His Goal of Being the un-Obama, except on Middle East Wars

How ironic that, halfway through President Donald Trump’s term and as Trump himself has done many times, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted former president Barack Obama as weak and vacillating in his recent speech in Cairo.
 
Why? Because while Trump is Mars and Obama is Venus, they’re alike in one important respect: when it comes to the use of force, especially in the Middle East, both believe the United States should avoid starting new wars and try to get out of old ones. 
 

Taliban Peace Talks: the 'Breakthrough' and the Risk

“It’s remarkable. We shouldn’t mistake a mere framework or roadmap for an actual deal, but let’s face it: until relatively recently, no one really thought that we would be in a position where we could say that we had a blueprint for some type of peace deal,” Michael Kugelman tells France 24. 
 
Still, he says, the future is riddled with risks, both short-term and long.

Countdown to Second U.S.-North Korea Summit

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we discuss the upcoming second U.S.-North Korea summit and the latest in ongoing denuclearization negotiations between the Trump administration and North Korea. Jean H.

Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship

The Save Darfur movement gained an international following, garnering widespread international attention to this remote Sudanese territory. Celebrities and other notable public figures participated in human rights campaigns to combat violence in the region. But how do local activists and those throughout the Sudanese diaspora in the United States situate their own notions of rights, nationalism, and identity?

We Need a Roadmap: Second Trump-Kim Summit Needs to Be More Than Just Another Photo Op

We have a timeframe: late February. We have rumors of a location: Vietnam. What we don’t have yet, as the countdown to President Donald Trump’s second date with Kim Jong Un begins, is a roadmap promising that their next summit will be more than just a photo op.

Where Do We Go from Here? Merida 2.0 and the Future of Mexico-United States Security Cooperation

The inauguration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1, 2018 as President of Mexico opens a new era in Mexico’s security relationship with the United States. For the past 11 years, the United States and Mexico have anchored that relationship in a policy of shared responsibility where increased collaboration to address common security challenges has been the hallmark.

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