FROM Robert Stavins
Assessing the Outcome of the Climate Talks in Peru Expectations were low for the latest Climate Change conference with 200 countries in Lima, Peru. But, after marathon negotiations over the weekend, a kind of breakthrough was achieved — a signed pledge by nations, rich and poor, to cut back on emissions. Robert Stavins, professor of business and government at the Harvard Kennedy School, is just back from Lima.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.