Why is Kim Jong Un’s regime lashing out? Because they were hoping to follow the “Iran model” — sanctions relief up front and without full denuclearization — and are starting to realize that is not going to happen.
The Iraqi presidency has become a slush fund to support the extravagant lifestyle of PUK leaders at a time when many Iraqi Kurds still do not receive full salaries or back pay.
We just told our closest allies they must accept renewed US sanctions on Iran. Meanwhile, China appears to have successfully bought its way out of breaking the old sanctions.
Technological change may be inevitable. But our response to it will determine whether it is a boon or a curse for a vast majority of American workers.
Jay Powell would be well-advised to take a closer look at the 1998 Asian financial crisis and take note of the currency market weakness across the emerging markets today.
In its effort to reduce the US trade deficit, the last thing that the Trump administration now needs is a strengthening US dollar.
Nothing would be more disruptive to today’s inefficient health care market than meaningful and understandable price information that consumers could use to find high-value, low-cost care.
Forgiving ZTE for violating US law is yet another example of the US shooting itself in the foot in dealing with North Korea. And probably not the last.
The reason the problem exists is because folks make money doing it. The reason no one wants to talk about it is convoluted, but completely understandable.
Testing the waters as it has, and seeing no pushback, Beijing can reasonably assess that the small steps the US has taken but not implemented in any serious fashion is more talk than not.