What we really know about China’s Reform and Opening Up

November 15, 2018 Joshua Eisenman The Washington Post

China is now in full celebration mode, commemorating four decades since it turned away from Mao Zedong Thought and toward Reform and Opening Up — the blend of market and socialist policies initiated in 1978 by Deng Xiaoping that the Communist Party credits for “giving the Chinese people growth and prosperity.”

Why Jordan Is Next For ISIS

October 31, 2018 Emily Przyborowski The National Interest

The Islamic State may be receding in Iraq and Syria, but its militants may soon find safe harbor nearby — in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Testing Trump’s Iran Strategy

October 30, 2018 Ilan I. Berman The Washington Times

On Nov. 6, Americans will go to the polls in midterm elections that are likely to reshape the complexion of national politics. But even before they do, U.S. foreign policy will face a crucial test of resolve vis-a-vis the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism.

Khashoggi’s Killing Was Despicable, But US Needs Saudi’s Help In Keeping Mideast Peace

October 24, 2018 Lawrence J. Haas

Let's be clear: the Saudi murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was a despicable act by a regime that, even after enacting modest reforms recently, still tolerates virtually no domestic dissent...The United States needs Saudi support to rein in the America-hating, terror-sponsoring, nuclear weapons-pursuing, regional destabilizing and human rights-abusing regime in Iran.