President Xi Jinping’s second term was meant to come to an end in 2023. However, the news that the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee has moved to eliminate the constitution’s two-term limit for presidents suggests he plans on staying in power longer than this – and perhaps indefinitely. The rest of the world will now have to figure out how best to deal with him.
For the past twenty years, the United States has been operating mostly unguided by a coherent security strategy. As a result, we have been too reactive to events and crises. To effectively manage our national security, we need a strategy that is clearly defined, communicated, and supported.
Today the city of Washington will rename a square in honor of Boris Nemtsov, the brilliant Russian reformer who was struck down by an assassin’s bullet in Moscow on this date in 2015. The naming ceremony is an amazing moment — so I deeply regret that I cannot attend this historic event to celebrate my former friend of some two decades. Nemtsov was one of the most principled, charismatic, engaging, smart and funny politicians whom I have ever met.
Let’s face it: For most of us, the federal debt is somewhere between a snoozer and an abstraction. There are plenty more tangible and immediate problems to worry about. Even if we did get stirred up about it, what can we do? Isn’t the problem at one end or the other of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC—in Congress or the White House or both?
After 17 years on a treadmill, obviously no good option exists. But to pull out our troops would be to repeat Saigon in 1975. The consequences to America’s credibility would be crushing. Unlike in the Vietnam case, no domestic political movement is dedicated to insuring a total, humiliating withdrawal. Conversely, no American power center, bureaucratic or political, is lobbying to increase our force numbers.
New savers in the United States stand to gain as returns on savings – which have been subject to severe financial repression for most of the last decade – begin to rise. But higher interest rates could leave homeowners and shareholders vulnerable to losses.
The first wave of Iranian migration to the United States happened decades before the 1979 Revolution; many came to the U.S. as student sojourners looking to receive an American education. Many also used the opportunity to protest and distribute information about the Shah’s political policies, social conditions in Iran, and the lived realities of American imperialism. It is from this engagement that expressions of resistance among Iranians in the United States expanded to encompass a diverse array of political leanings.
Get Carter was the name of the film, an old crime drama starring Michael Caine as a man returned home to investigate his brother’s death in Newcastle, England. Because he is asking too many questions, very quickly it is Carter himself who becomes the target of the bad guys.
Larry Kudlow, the Reagan administration economist who advised the Trump campaign on fiscal policy, said he was encouraged by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments today about a rules-based approach to monetary policy.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook will co-chair the Chinese government’s showcase global business forum next month, underscoring his increasingly high profile here as Apple and other companies wrestle with tough new government demands on cybersecurity.
On Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives will co-host Elizabeth Cobbs author of The Hello Girls in collaboration with the National World War I Museum and Memorial. This free program will be held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri.