Conservatives on why ‘America first’ doesn’t mean ‘America alone’

Politics 03/02/19, 06:19

Does the slogan “America first” also mean “America alone?” That was the question asked Friday during the Conservative Political Action Conference, following President Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.  Among panelists discussing Trump’s “America first” foreign policy were Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, a member of the Senate ...

Frank talk at the Munich Security Conference

Opinion 02/17/19, 20:58

The annual Munich Security Conference opened Friday with the largest U.S. delegation in the five decades of its history. The conference has grown into one of the leading forums for discussion of international issues.  Included in the list of participants for the 2019 conference are numerous heads of state, among them German Chancellor ...

New Missile Defense Review is a well-considered response to a changing global threat landscape

Opinion 01/17/19, 21:02

Amid reports that Russia is developing new cruise and ballistic missiles—including one that violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty—and assessments that North Korea now has a missile that can reach the United States, President Donald Trump visited the Pentagon on Thursday to release a report on America’s preparedness to combat global missile threats, the ...

Pompeo in Cairo: ‘The age of self-inflicted American shame is over’

Politics 01/12/19, 10:55

It’s a new day in American foreign policy. On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a forceful speech in Cairo, Egypt, in which he stated that the Trump administration had learned from the mistakes of the Obama administration and has reasserted the traditional U.S. role as a “force for good” in the ...

WH: Criminal justice reform, Texas style

Politics 11/28/18, 03:51

In Mississippi yesterday, President Trump explained his support for the FIRST STEP Act, a bill that will bring much-needed reform to America’s prison system. “I think we all want the same thing,” the President said. “We want safer communities. We want people to have better opportunities and a better life.” The legislation, ...

Make no mistake: This is an economic turnaround

U.S. 09/10/18, 22:43

President Donald J. Trump’s critics are attempting a neat trick: After months of denying America’s recent economic success, they are now owning up to it—and reassigning credit to the Obama Administration. “The economy remains essentially the same sturdy one Trump inherited from Barack Obama,” Christopher Rugaber writes. Today, Council of Economic Advisers Chairman ...

Moral Courage Needed in Reconsidering China Policy

U.S. 09/10/18, 03:43

Peter Zhang focuses his research on political economy in China and East Asia. He is a graduate of Beijing International Studies University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Harvard Kennedy School as an Edward Mason fellow. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” In ...

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