As Donald Trump embarks on his first presidential trip to Asia, will we see a clearer strategy emerge on U.S. foreign policy in Asia? Security issues related to North Korea, along with U.S. trade interests, will top the discussion agenda. In the first 10 months of the Trump presidency, contradictory statements from the president and […]
The post BREAKING: Bowe Bergdahl Will Serve No Time for Desertion appeared first on RedState.
Those hoping for big revelations about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the recent National Archives release of 2,891 documents from that period probably were somewhat disappointed. For others, the real promise was in what the document dump would reveal about U.S. relations with Cuba during the Cold War. Details about nefarious plots […]
Hardly a day passes without a new survey promising insight into pressing issues facing the Arab world. Yet, owing to the unscientific and sometimes politicized nature of many of these polls, the result is too often confusion rather than clarity, to the detriment of the many researchers and practitioners working to carry out high-quality, nonpartisan […]
Many people believe that the United States intervenes militarily in foreign countries to promote the economic interests of private U.S. corporations. Studies allege that the United States helped overthrow governments in Guatemala (1954) and Chile (1973) to protect the interests of U.S. firms, for instance. Other studies maintain that the U.S. government enacted regime change […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping opened the country’s 19th Party Congress last week with a three-hour, 30,000-word political report before 2,000 party leaders. Held once every five years, the Party Congress is China’s most authoritative institution, and the president’s “Political Report” is always a significant event. The report discusses the work of the past five years, determines priorities […]
Last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered his forces to retake the province of Kirkuk from the Kurdish peshmerga’s control. Abadi moved with broad support, including groups within the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Iran, Turkey, the Persian Gulf countries and the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group. The peshmerga, isolated and divided, […]
The counter-culture is finding its feet in China.
The post The Youth of China are Rejecting Communism, Causing Ruling Party to Panic appeared first on RedState.
A major media outlet admits Trump made a mistake in this part of the world.
The post The Washington Post Warns Trump Not To Repeat This Major Obama Mistake appeared first on RedState.
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum recently published a report evaluating U.S. engagement in the Syrian civil war. The report examined whether counterfactual U.S. policy decisions at five critical junctures would have reduced atrocities against civilians, and it was immediately met with outrage over its summary finding: Compared with President Barack Obama’s actions, alternative policy choices […]