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North Korea Debuts New Solid-Fuel Missile

15th February 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

North Korea Debuts New Solid-Fuel Missile

Anthony Ruggiero

North Korea on Sunday launched a new ballistic missile, the Pukguksong-2. The launch represents not just a significant advancement for Pyongyang’s missile program, but the first foreign policy challenge for the Trump administration. more...

Analysis & Commentary

27th February 2017 – Quoted by Katie Hunt - CNN

Will China push Trump to talk to North Korea?

Anthony Ruggiero

However, North Korea's most recent provocations make any kind of US outreach difficult. more...

23rd February 2017 – Los Angeles Daily News

‘Madman Theory’ of foreign policy working — so far: Charles Krauthammer

John Hannah

At the heart of Donald Trump’s foreign policy team lies a glaring contradiction. On the one hand, it is composed of men of experience, judgment and traditionalism. Meaning, they are all very much within the parameters of mainstream American internationalism as practiced since 1945. Practically every member of the team — the heads of State, Homeland Security, the CIA, and most especially Defense Secretary James Mattis and national security adviser H.R. McMaster — could fit in a Cabinet put together by, say, Hillary Clinton. more...

22nd February 2017 – Fox Business

Countdown to the Closing Bell

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah comments on the retaking of western Mosul, US foreign policy towards Russia and possible talks with North Korean officials. more...

15th February 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

North Korea Debuts New Solid-Fuel Missile

Anthony Ruggiero

North Korea on Sunday launched a new ballistic missile, the Pukguksong-2. The launch represents not just a significant advancement for Pyongyang’s missile program, but the first foreign policy challenge for the Trump administration. more...