August 17, 2022

After the Pyongyang debacle, it’s not clear where U.S. policy goes from here

With "maximum pressure" dead and buried, Washington is heading towards failure

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading back home, having completed his third visit to Pyongyang this year. Unsurprisingly, this trip was grossly unsuccessful.

Some observers, including yours truly, have predicted since the very beginning that Secretary Pompeo would come back with little actual gains. But this time, the failure seems to be more pronounced than pretty much everybody could expect.