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United States of America

America Is Great

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, told a stunned crowd on Wednesday that the United States of America “was never that great.” He followed...
Kleptocracy

Vladimir Putin in Russia. Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey. North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Iraqi Kurdistan’s Masoud Barzani. Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The late...
iran

Throughout the Cold War, deterrence formed the backbone of U.S. security doctrine. Whether it was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization more broadly or, specifically, the...
Chabahar

All eyes are now on China’s aggression in the South China Sea, but China’s naval and potentially military expansion is far broader. China’s “string of pearls”...
China

Many U.S. government China analysts — especially in the State Department -- argue that while China is developing new military capabilities, its exponential build up...
Thanksgiving

As Americans prepare for Thanksgiving, they are focused on the possible threat of terrorism from ISIS and the crisis in leadership that the failure of...
Israel

The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story discussing how, as bilateral relations deteriorated during the Obama administration, both the United States and Israel relied...
China

With all due respect to the global war on terrorism, the age-old geopolitical game of great power politics has made a bit of a comeback...
ISIS

This is a tale of two air strikes that went wrong. In one case, an air strike most probably by Saudi aircraft (although Riyadh isn't admitting...
Civil War Finally Over

Let’s hope South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley finally put an end to the debate over the Confederate flag Monday afternoon with her announcement that, “It’s time...
confederate flag

I certainly agree with Jonathan that the Confederate battle flag is a symbol of racial oppression and has no business flying on government property, even over...

President Barack Obama was almost certainly trying to de-escalate the alarmingly high tensions characterizing Sino-American relations on Monday as the crisis in the South China...