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December 26, 2017

United States
The Trump National Security Strategy

President Trump delivered a new “National Security Strategy of the United States of America” last week, and it elicited a mountain of comment. I thought I’d wait a week to let the dust settle, and th…

May 13, 2015

United States
Play IMG_0706_EC.jpg Marco Rubio's Foreign Policy Vision

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) discusses the role of the United States in the twenty-first century.

May 31, 2012

Politics and Government
A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio

Senator Marco Rubio discusses foreign policy challenges facing the United States.

May 31, 2012

Politics and Government
A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio

MODERATOR: But -- is mine ringing? So cellphones, mobile -- (laughter) -- turn them off. Not even on vibrate. They have to be off completely. And if anybody's even vibrates in here, Richard Haass wi…

August 14, 2017

Brazil
Michel Temer Protest Brazil’s Internet Is Under Attack, Again

The Brazilian government has launched a consultation on the future of CGI.br, the body that sets internet policy in the country. Some fear that the Temer administration is trying to gut it.

April 14, 2015

Politics and Government
Marco-Rubio Campaign 2016: Senator Marco Rubio, GOP Presidential Candidate

Long shots sometimes pay off. Just ask Senator Marco Rubio. He won his first race for political office at age 26 by beating an incumbent county commissioner. A year later he won a seat in Florida’s s…

June 22, 2017

China
Hong-Kong-Democracy-BGR.jpg Democracy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has certain political and economic freedoms based on China’s “one country, two systems” principle, but the city’s political evolution is challenging its relationship with the mainland.

June 17, 2017

Human Rights
Trump Si, Castro No

Congratulations to President Trump for a serious (though not total) reversal of the terrible Obama policy toward Cuba. Why? Because the Obama policy was values-free, granting all sorts of advantag…

June 1, 2017

Philippines
Duterte-Putin-5.23.2017 Duterte Woos Russia

Richard Javad Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of Asia's New Battlefield: U.S., China, and the Struggle for the Western Pacific. His forthcoming book is Duterte's Rise. Shortly aft…

May 30, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Manuel Noriega, 1934-2017

Manuel Noriega died over the weekend, and therein lie many tales. The ancient Latin bromide de mortuis nihil nisi bonum must be stretched to discuss Noriega, who until his capture and jailing by t…