If President Biden truly believes he and the United States deserve to lead the democracies of the world, then he must lead in engaging Russia.
The report comes as Palestinian leaders in the West Bank and Gaza erect more barriers to peace with Israel, and as they themselves degrade the human rights of the Palestinian people.
More than three months into its tenure, the Biden administration has made Iran the focal point of its Mideast policy, and seems intent on reviving the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, despite that agreement’s numerous flaws.
Washington’s instinctual response to compete with the Belt and Road Initiative dollar-for-dollar is a losing proposition that plays into China’s long game. But with an offensive framework, American policymakers could turn the tables and transform the BRI into an albatross for the Communist Party.
A shift in policy is warranted because of the changes taking place in Moscow.
It makes sense that the Biden team would seek to repair relations with Russia, but this may also be perceived as weakness on the part of the White House.
The U.S. has become dependent on a potential adversary for some of the most crucial materials in high technology production: rare earth elements.
What a difference a few months can make.
JFK lacked the self-confidence to stare down the military and intelligence chiefs who thrust a reckless military plan on him, but he learned from the mistake and grew into a far more seasoned global leader.
In dealing with Mohammed bin Salman, the United States faces a familiar choice: continue to work with him or press for his ouster as crown prince.
China exploits ambiguity at sea, and the service could be a vital part of the effort to keep the peace.
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