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In the News

Impeachment Comes With A Foreign Policy Silver Lining

quoting John Yoovia Bloomberg Quint
Friday, September 27, 2019

Even before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pulled the trigger on an investigation into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, there were fears and complaints that impeachment proceedings would dangerously compromise U.S. foreign policy. Beyond just stifling the president’s communications with foreign leaders, wrote former Justice Department official John Yoo, Congress “would seize the upper hand in foreign affairs, which has produced disasters.”

While The U.S. Snoozes, Putin And Xi Are Having A Bromance And Flexing Their Global Muscle | Opinion

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, September 26, 2019

America is looking inward, resembling a sullen, sometimes confused navel-gazing couch-potato. It’s tired of going outside and bored with the world.

In the News

President Trump’s Ukraine Call And The Dangers Of Personal Diplomacy

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Thursday, September 26, 2019
President Trump’s comments in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July have prompted the House of Representatives to launch an impeachment inquiry.
Featured Analysis

Welcome to the End of the Process

by Tony Badranvia The Caravan
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Speaking to reporters in August, President Trump said he would likely wait until after the Israeli elections in September to unveil his peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians. Although this plan has been long in the making, with the exception of the proposal to allocate investment funds to the Palestinian territories and neighboring countries, its details have remained unknown; and that’s a good thing. 

Featured AnalysisAnalysis and Commentary

The Economics Of Calm

by Katherine Bauervia The Caravan
Thursday, September 26, 2019

In the absence of a horizon for a political settlement, economics and security will be the twin pillars of the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians. This is not an economic peace that holds out prosperity in lieu of Palestinian national aspirations but because it is in Israel’s security interest. As international donor assistance to the Palestinians has declined, Israel –and the defense establishment in particular- has more actively promoted economic and financial stability in the West Bank and Gaza.

Interviews

General James Mattis On His New Best-Seller, “Call Sign Chaos”

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Hugh Hewitt
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses his time in the military as well as his new book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.

Analysis and Commentary

Why It’s So Hard To Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan, The Middle East, And Other Regions

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, September 26, 2019

First, some facts, based on U.S. Department of Defense statistics as of June 30, 2019. The data are by region, identifying the most important countries.

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The Libertarian: Impeachment And Trump’s Ukrainian Transcript

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Do the allegations of President Trump pressuring Ukraine’s government provide legitimate grounds for impeachment?

In the News

Decision To Release Trump Transcript Raises Concerns Over Future Calls

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

‘It will obviously have a chilling effect,’ said Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In the News

US-China Debate Underscores Neo-Cold War Over Tech Hegemony: WKF

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Pulse News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The world has entered a new bout of a Cold War that does not involve traditional nor strategic arms like nuclear, where primary weaponry is technology as the tech-empowered ascension of China poses a fundamental challenge to both the west and east hemispheres, argued Niall Ferguson, a prominent scholar from the Stanford University.

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