July 11, 2019United States Presidential Election (2020)
The Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have begun defining their approach to major foreign policy issues as they jockey for position in their parties’ primaries.
June 19, 2019Hong Kong
The bill’s future remains uncertain, but no amendments can change the ugly reality of shipping anyone off to Beijing’s incommunicado torture chambers, its denial of competent legal defenders, and its…
June 18, 2019Iran
The narrow and congested Mideast waterway has become a site of escalating U.S.-Iran tensions. Conflict in the wake of tanker attacks there could jolt global oil supplies.
May 28, 2019China
From demonstrations for religious freedom to demands for environmental protection, citizens from diverse backgrounds have challenged authority in China. Here’s a look at major protests since 1989.
May 23, 2019United States
In January 1986, Ronald Reagan marched into a meeting of his economic advisory board and let off steam about inflation. “I used to pay $50 for a suit,” he fumed. “Now $50 will hardly get it cleaned.”…
May 13, 2019Trade
Introduction It has now been more than a quarter century since the United States, the European Union (EU), Japan and more than 100 other countries came together to conclude the Uruguay Round globa…
April 4, 2019NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
On April 4, 1949, the United States and eleven other countries met in Washington, DC, to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The signing was part of a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy after World War II: rather than go it alone in peacetime as it had for the previous 150 years, the United States would stand with others. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) thereby became America’s first peacetime alliance outside the Western Hemisphere. Today, twenty-nine countries make up what is the greatest military alliance in history, one that continues to serve U.S. interests.