North Korea: How the Discussion Was Changed

Thursday's Editorial - March 7, 2019


1. a) Define narrative.
b) What has been the long-standing U.S. narrative in the Middle East? (See paragraph 3)

2. How did President Trump change the narrative / U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East? (list 7 steps his administration took - see paragraphs 3-7)

3. In 2015, President Obama signed a nuclear deal with Iran in which he dropped sanctions against the country and sent the government $400 million in cash on an unmarked plane (money the U.S. held after Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution and the taking of U.S. hostages in Iran). What hostile actions has Iran taken following their agreement with President Obama? (list 3 - see para. 7)

4. a) Define conventional wisdom.
b) How has the Trump administration changed the conventional wisdom on foreign policy regarding North Korea? (list 6 steps - see para. 8-14)

5. Read each of the following points made by Mr. Huessy in this commentary. What is the general idea of these statements?

Answers to 1. a) and 4. a) are given below.