President Donald Trump today announced his intent to name American Enterprise Institute (AEI) senior fellow John R. Bolton his National Security Adviser.
China has been systematically attacking the foundations of free trade, but the Trump administration’s (initial) response will have little effect. But this isn’t the end of the story.
Economic mismanagement and a failure to fulfill campaign promises led to the BJP losing a series of by-elections in the Hindi-speaking heartland. Modi remains the clear frontrunner, but he looks more beatable than before.
The democratic West should not take any comfort in the fact that we’re not in a new Cold War. Putin relies on tactics that all ex-KGB agents would be familiar with but has an agenda that could be even more provocative than what we faced in the later stages of the Cold War.
AEI’s Dr. Leon Aron discusses the potential future implications of Vladimir Putin’s re-election.
If Putin’s Russia has now become a real threat to the West, it is almost entirely the fault of years of foot-dragging and resets on both sides of the Atlantic.
Elected leaders in established democracies need to stop handing out legitimacy cards to authoritarians with congratulatory nods for sham polls.
Many Western diplomats, journalists, and academics have long seen South Africa as a model for tolerance and development. But, the South Africa of Mandela is over, and the country is increasingly signaling that it will decline into Zimbabwe version 2.0.
When the Clinton administration formulated the notion of rogue regime, they defined it as a country that embraced terrorism, was governed by an undemocratic cabal, and did not abide by the norms of diplomacy. Just how much of a rogue regime has Turkey become?
Sometimes the people start a revolution and throw the bum out. More often members of the inner circle do it for them. This is Putin and Xi’s life now. I almost feel sorry for them.