Why should the US commit resources to a far-away fight? Because al Shabaab and al Qaeda are part of a broader Salafi-jihadi movement that has spread across Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.
On January 3, the House voted to adopt the new Democratic leadership’s proposed rules for the 116th Congress. Two of the rule changes may slightly improve the bleak long-run budget outlook, and another may help avert destructive debt-limit showdowns. But one change takes a clear step backward.
Gulf Arab states are funding development outside their borders, reshaping aid patterns, and opening new arenas for competition with actors like China.
If aborting the whole enterprise is not on the table, then Ms. May’s deal remains far superior to its most likely alternative: a fruitless quest for a unicorn Brexit, possibly led by Mr. Corbyn.
In the January issue, we examine the public mood going into a new year, focusing on a variety of economic assessments. We also look at how people view Trump’s handling of the economy and opinions of the tax law passed under his administration. Finally, we review views on Wall Street a decade after the financial crisis.
Conservatives have an opening to restore federalism.
As senators begin evaluating the President’s nominees to replace James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and General Joseph Dunford as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, they may also want to address relations between the two top staffs at the Pentagon.
Rather than learn from political realities, Macron in a letter to the French nation is now doubling down on his populism by “launching…a great national debate.”
After years of unsuccessful talks and handshake deals with Beijing, the United States should change course and begin cutting some of its economic ties with China.
For those who think Liu He will bring a major concession to the table during upcoming trade talks, here’s our algorithm’s advice: Curb your enthusiasm.