Conservatives on why ‘America first’ doesn’t mean ‘America alone’
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
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
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’
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 ...
New Africa strategy pits US against China, Russia
A new policy toward Africa frames the U.S. in more adversarial roles with both China and Russia
US senate votes to end backing for Saudi war effort in Yemen
Lawmakers deal a historic rebuke to the long-time US ally over Yemen, Khashoggi killing
Sweeping change to US policy for Africa announced
National security adviser Bolton says new Africa strategy will put American interests first
US house designates Myanmar campaign against Rohingya minority ‘genocide’
House of Representatives approved a resolution by a vote of 394-1, declarin military campaign against Rohingya Muslim minority a genocide
US rethinking peacekeeping role in Africa
Bolton, Mattis looking to pull US forces out of some UN missions
Fearing espionage, US weighs tighter rules on Chinese students
Ideas under consideration, previously unreported, include checks of student phone records and scouring of personal accounts on Chinese and US social media platforms for anything that might raise concerns about students' intentions
WH: Criminal justice reform, Texas style
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, ...
Asean calls for unity amidst US – Sino rivalry
Host of summit warns of threats to multilateralism
US-China trade talks again, demands ‘change of posture’
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow says US and Chinese governments are 'now communicating at all levels and that's a very good thing'
Vice President Pence in Asia to highlight US commitment
VP to offer alternative for a region uneasy with rise of China
VP Pence: China ‘Meddling in America’s Democracy’
Accusation comes as bilateral relations, already strained over trade, reach new low
Morning in brief: Heroic dogs of 9/11 – Track Florence’s path – Mystery ‘attacks’ on US diplomats
Good morning, here the latest and top stories: Remembering The Heroic Dogs Of 9/11, Gone But Not Forgotten Today marks the 17th anniversary of the terror attack on New York - which saw almost 3,000 people lose their lives and changed the landscape of the city forever. Shortly after the Twin Towers of ...
Make no mistake: This is an economic turnaround
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
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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