The national security adviser was conspicuously absent from North Korea during the historic concession to Kim Jong Un.
Uri FriedmanWhen @gcaw writes about John Bolton, Tucker Carlson, and North Korea, you don't want to miss it: "To have both the Tapeworm and Fox News’s bow-tied anthelmintic in the same entourage would have been too much. One of them had to go."
The relationship has survived for seven decades. A Democratic president could change that.
Uri FriedmanA Saudi official responds to the unfolding revolt in Congress against Saudi Arabia. “Our leadership is a red line, with all due respect to US lawmakers, but the succession in the kingdom is strictly a domestic affair," the official tells @yarabayoumy & me
The outcome of a U.S.–South Korea defense negotiation could transform America’s global footprint.
Uri FriedmanIn Seoul I found officials bracing for more talks with Trump on expense of stationing US troops in the country. If the US demands South Korea pay full cost, one warned, Koreans may think “‘US troops are just mercenaries hired by the Korean government'"
Gérard Araud says that Trump is right about trade. Kushner is “extremely smart” but has “no guts.” And John Bolton’s not so bad, actually.
Uri FriedmanFascinating interview by @yarabayoumy with outgoing French Ambassador @GerardAraud, where he dishes on Trump (right on trade if "brutal" & "primitive"), Jared Kushner ("smart" but "no guts”) & Iran deal (Europe came really close to an agreement with US)