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Trump’s North Korea Bluster Scores a Win, But at High Risk

  • Potential gains also seen amid dangers on Iran, NATO, trade
  • EU common defense initiative sparked in part by U.S. president
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Why North Korea's Overture to the U.S. Is Different This Time

North Korea’s offer to suspend nuclear and missile tests in exchange for talks with the U.S. reflects an emerging truth about President Donald Trump’s unconventional foreign policy style: It may heighten the risk of conflict, but also the potential for breakthroughs.

As Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday: “the U.S. is ready to go hard in either direction.”