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Russia’s and China’s Leaders a Dangerous Duality
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping lead Russia and China—respectively the world’s second and third most powerful countries. Both ...
July 30, 2018
US and Russia Re-Re-Reset
Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Winston Churchill The classic Churchill maxim remains ...
July 15, 2018
The United States, Canada, and the Tariff War
The U.S.–Canada bilateral relationship has often been described with the hoary maxim that “we are best friends—like it ...
July 1, 2018
Examining the Entrails of the Singapore Summit
The June 12–13 Singapore Summit is over. Now the partisan analysis begins. Is the “glass” half full? A ...
June 18, 2018
Italy’s and the EU’s Struggles Continue
In the United States, citizens with Italian national origin are the seventh largest ethnic group at 17.2 million. ...
June 4, 2018
The Enigma of North Korea
Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Winston Churchill Churchill’s famous quote is less ...
May 24, 2018
France, the US, and Emmanuel Macron
Historically, the United States and France have had a love-hate relationship. One can argue that royalist France won ...
May 7, 2018
Japan Should Not Be a Second Thought in US Policy
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the United States from April 17 to 18, but the importance of ...
April 23, 2018
The Saudis Flex Their Muscles
For decades, the Saudis have been economic giants and political dwarfs. Throughout most of the post-World War II ...
April 9, 2018
Will the West Lose Turkey?
Relations between Turks and Western Europeans have always been fraught. It takes a bit of historical perspective to ...
March 26, 2018
The Difficulty of Ending Gun Violence in the United States
Although not the most costly mass shooting in terms of lives lost, the killing of 17 students in ...
March 12, 2018
The Pain of Ukraine Is Largely Forgotten
Approximately a year ago, David Kilgour and I examined the circumstances then extant in Ukraine. I noted that ...
February 26, 2018
The Philippines Struggles With Democracy
“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” Winston Churchill Churchill had a knack ...
January 30, 2018
Rust Spots Gather on the Iron Chancellor II
Four months ago, the global consensus was that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was headed for easy reelection as ...
January 15, 2018
Japan Struggles to Define Itself
For over 70 years, Japan has struggled with a legacy of aggression stemming from its attacks on Pearl ...
January 3, 2018
Trade and the China Challenge
For centuries there was no question of trade being for “mutual benefit.” It was conducted under a “Beggar ...
December 19, 2017
Zimbabwe: A New Beginning?
The long national nightmare is over—or is it? There is a subdued sense the public exultation at President ...
December 5, 2017
Lebanon Poised on Edge of Cliff, Again
Throughout its modern existence, Lebanon has frequently teetered on the edge of disaster—and more than occasionally tumbled into ...
November 21, 2017
Secession: An Historic Struggle Between Central and Local Control
Secession rarely succeeds. The realities are cruel. Secessionists are romantic, poorly armed and led. Central governments are realistic, ...
November 8, 2017
At Party Congress Xi Jinping Says China Will Lead
At the just completed 19th Party Congress (held once every five years), Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping ...
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October 24, 2017
Kurdish Independence a Long Shot, But Possible
This time will the Kurds find a way? The Kurds are a “people,” an “ethnic group,” or dare ...
October 10, 2017
Aung San Suu Kyi Shows Feet of Clay
If there were statues to Aung San Suu Kyi outside of Burma, they would be surrounded by angry ...
September 26, 2017
Merkel and Germany’s Global Role
Current German Chancellor (German title for prime minister) Angela Merkel appears to be auditioning for an "Iron Angela" ...
September 12, 2017
The Universal Persistence of Racism
Racism: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's ...
August 29, 2017
The US Health Care Conundrum
The U.S. Congress has spent the last six months proving a truism: it is far easier to give ...
August 14, 2017
Sanctions Are Feckless
Among the panoply of diplomatic punishments, "sanctions" are a feeble reed. Perhaps one step above the tut-tutting "stiff ...
July 31, 2017
North Korea Offers No Good Choices
We have "kicked the can down the road" until it has become the size of a Dempster Dumpster ...
July 17, 2017
Gaetz Kicked Out of Impeachment Hearing, Claims Democrats Barring House Judiciary Committee Members
Trump: 1,000 US Troops Leaving Syria to Remain in the Region to Stop ISIS Revival
Mimi Nguyen Ly
China’s Latest Trade Data Reveal Economic Trouble Ahead, as Future of US–China Trade Talks Remains Unclear
Report: 5 Virginia Universities Discriminate Against Asian-Americans in Admissions
Jim Jordan Denounces ‘Secretive Impeachment Proceedings’ After Matt Gaetz Was Kicked out of Hearing
Trump’s Former Russia Adviser Testifies in Democrat-Run Impeachment Inquiry
Health Care for Illegal Immigrants Could Cost Up to $23 Billion a Year: Report
Pelosi, Graham Agree to the Need for Bipartisan Response to Trump’s Move in Syria
Rep. Byrne to Introduce Resolution Ordering Biden Probe by House Panels
ABC News Issues Correction, Deletes Gun Range Video Claimed to Be Syrian Conflict Footage