There is a way forward in Syria, and Donald Trump has more than once had the courage to stand up to those inside and outside his administration who have urged retreat. Russia will not go to war over Syria. Iran is much more invested in Assad than Russia, and likely to put up a determined resistance if we are not serious and committed. But with a strategy which consolidates and strengthens moderates who reject jihad and tyranny, and engages our Arab regional allies, we can help Syrians win back their nation and turn the tide once and for all against ISIS, Russia, and Iran in the Middle East.
Pulling an ambassadorial nominee from one ally to serve in another risks damaging that relationship, particularly if a suitable replacement is not named in short order.
Today, the United States is facing a situation similar to the one Britain confronted at the turn of the 20th century. An America that must compete with rising powers is sure to question a trading system grounded in the idea of economic expansion for everyone, especially adversaries.
Some good economic news: a) April marks the 107th month of the current economic expansion, breaking the previous 106 month record for the second longest uninterrupted period of economic expansion in history and b) 14 US states set all-time historic record low monthly jobless rates over the last year reflecting the strength of the US labor market.
It is impossible identify the the Chinese yuan’s “true market value,” and hence undervaluation or overvaluation.
Putin is largely silent about this “velvet revolution” ouster in his backyard. RT is largely uncritical. The Russian people are watching. This is important.
Join AEI as Mayor Mitch Landrieu discusses New Orleans’ comeback story and the lessons it offers for other cities around the country about resilience and making government work.
In the midst of disappointing school report cards and a dearth of constructive political engagement, the public charter school network Democracy Prep is an encouraging reminder that a coherent, focused emphasis on civics can make a significant impact.
Since the 2016 election, the long-held French view that the European Union should be more autonomous from the US, and ready to assert its own interests, has been justified and is gaining ground within the European Union.
In his new book “Suicide of the West,” AEI Fellow Jonah Goldberg makes the case that America and other democracies are losing the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity and, as a result, are in peril. Instead, Americans and others are surrendering to populism, nationalism and other forms of tribalism that rot democracy from within.
The most likely outcome for the US is at least a temporary retrenchment over the next three years, toward a more closed global economy.