The U.S.-Japan alliance and the problem of deterrence
The Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review: Continuity and change
Meeting U.S. deterrence requirements
The question with this administration is, what will Trump see as an acceptable return for this waiver [granted to India for its trade with Russia and Iran]? Will he demand a transaction in return, some give on the trade side or a big defence deal for the US as well? Russia and Iran are sticking points, but the fact that the Trump administration is dealing with these privately is a sign of how much the relationship has changed. [Mr Trump] usually doesn’t give out freebies.
It’s a favorable environment for North Korea to continue to drag things out at the moment.