Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses what should be done to prevent China from selling oil to North Korea, in violation in UN sanctions. Skinner also weighs-in on what should be done to stop ISIS.
Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani analyzes how the Iranian government is responding to the protests. Milani notes that he believes that the protests are the result of about 30 years of economic mismanagement, corruption, and cronyism.
The violent protests in Iran that entered their sixth day Tuesday have brought to the surface several underlying and destabilizing forces in Iranian society, among them anger at the top clerical leadership and a degree of resentment at some of the government’s cherished foreign policy commitments.
Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the Trump Administration's strategy of including Pakistan in plans for ending the war in Afghanistan. Skinner notes that some form of nation building has to happen for Afghanistan to become a stable country.
The Trump administration has signaled that it is likely to scale back traditional U.S. development assistance programs in sub-Saharan Africa and favor more commercial engagement with the continent. That shift was evident in a four-page list of questions distributed to the State Department last month before Donald Trump’s inauguration.
If the U.S. wants to succeed at democratic regime change, it can’t act like a fire brigade: Rush in, flood the place, then head back home. Josef Joffe reviews ‘Realism and Democracy’ by Elliott Abrams.