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President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

We know that war with the People’s Republic of China could happen. But how might it end? Could considering better negotiating strategies inform current approaches to Beijing?

Please join AEI for a discussion on the resurgence in American nationalism and the implications for US foreign and domestic policy.

Join AEI for a conversation with Colombian Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez on the US-Colombia relationship, the Venezuelan crisis, and transnational organized crime.

Putin’s depiction of himself as a wartime president makes future conflict more likely.

US-supported programs in Central America help stem the tide of violence that spurs desperate people to flee to the United States.

The involvement of women in the horrific attacks in Sri Lanka should not come as a surprise. Women’s involvement in terrorism in the country has deep roots.

The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are the product of Islamic extremism. We should treat them as such.

Assuming that authoritarian strongmen have a coherent ideology capable of replacing democratic capitalism gives their fragile beliefs far more credit than they deserve.

Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin will meet one-on-one for the first time in Russia tomorrow. Experts discuss what Kim and Putin aim to accomplish and what the meeting means for the United States.

As the fight to restore democracy in Nicaragua passes the one year mark, US policy towards the Ortega regime appears captured by the idea that Havana holds the keys to control. Yet, there are policies that do not involve Havana that could restore electoral democracy in Nicaragua.

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Amid historic changes in the Horn and a rapidly-changing landscape in the Red Sea, states with different cultures, models of government, and styles of diplomacy are shaping a new frontier where the rules of the game are yet to be written.

After spending decades and billions of dollars training Arab armies, many argue that the time has come for the United States to turn its back on the Middle East. But the price of abandoning the region will be high.

No matter how one cuts it, the administration’s use of the Pentagon’s transfer authority will weaken the building’s ability to meet the unfolding contingencies it now faces and will face in the months ahead. The price will be fewer training opportunities, less support, and declining morale as service members and their families deal with damaged basing and housing.

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