If it is progress against poverty that we’re pursuing, trade beats the pants off every fancy development program ever devised. The simple mundane beauty of making things and exchanging them freely is the best anti-poverty achievement in history.
Despite another double-digit budget increase, the PLA may be headed for hard times as the Chinese economy stagnates and continental security concerns divert military resources away from the maritime domain.
In today’s celebrity culture, the rich and the royal seem endlessly fascinating. But in our political culture, the middle class has received the most attention of late—and with good reason.
AEI Director of Russian Studies Leon Aron explains what Putin is seeking to achieve in Ukraine and the logic behind his aggressive policies.
Love is always a little risky. Romantic success takes courage and mindfulness.
The House Republican Study Committee chairman, former chairman, and chairman-elect share their thoughts on the future of the conservative movement.
More high-impact entrepreneurship can mean fewer folks working for themselves, and that’s OK.
Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, and AEI’s Rick Hess discuss the challenges and successes of scaling charter schools.
Success Academy students far outscore not only New York City’s regular public schools, but also prestigious charter networks, sparking a civil war among state Democrats.
It is wishful thinking to suppose that rulemakings guided by the DFA can develop an adequate response to the extensive rent-seeking and supervisory breakdowns that set the stage for the Great Financial Crisis.
The killing of an American hostage in Yemen is increasing calls for the White House to change its strategy in dealing with terror groups in the Middle East. Relying on airstrikes and local ground forces to target the terrorist leadership have not been effective. Perhaps, it is time for the White House to change its approach.