Is the only way to achieve peace in the Middle East by raising an American flag over every Arab country? War should be the last resort, but the great chessboard of the world is maneuvering against the United States, and analytically, we are wholly unprepared to go to war if our enemies unite.
BEIJING -- The most pronounced aspect of difficulties between the U.S. and China is America's rejection of China's political system. In the eyes of many Americans, China values collective interests and lacks democracy and human rights, while in the eyes of many in China, Americans, who believe in individual rights, have a natural tendency to engineer political evolution in other countries, and therefore we need to be on guard. These oversimplified perceptions have put the two countries at two ends of the world, running parallel and never seeming to converge.
Fly markets, FLY!!! Sure it doesn't look all that impressive on the Big Chart, but what a turnaround we're having this month as Ch...
On one level, the relationship makes total sense: after all this is the world's second largest economy aligning itself with Africa's second largest market. That said, something else just doesn't seem right about how this is all playing out. South Africa appears to be ignoring any sense of caution with its unconditional embrace of China -- both politically and economically.
Siberia, the vast region with the once terror-inducing name, was singularly failing to live up to its fearsome reputation this warm autumn afternoon on the banks of the Angara River.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- As long as Washington is seen by Moscow and Beijing as trying to contain them geopolitically and subvert their domestic political regimes, the entente between Russia and China will only grow stronger
Cooperation must be based on trust in order to be effective. And because the United States is still the biggest kid on the block, we must take the initiative in quieting the China-bashing rhetoric to begin the transition to a trusting and genuinely cooperative relationship.
In a world full of surprises -- the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, the weakness in the Chinese economy, the battles within the European Union, the making of the Iran deal, the slide in the American stock market -- one of the greatest surprises of all has been the sudden rebirth of Russian power under Vladimir Putin.
Getting a new embassy up and running is a tremendous task. Joseph Edward Lake was the second U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, and the first to reside permanently in the country. He was charged with establishing a functional embassy in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
It appears the values most Americans cherish would actually be greatly strengthened in the Middle East if the U.S. simply stopped doing everything it is now doing across the region. Let's try Middle East policies that match what we believe in.
Ties between the U.S. and China have become the defining bilateral relationship in the 21st century, and getting it right is key to global peace and prosperity.
Wednesday night (9:30 pm, EST) we get China's CPI and PPI reports and the BOE has it's rate decision Thursday morning (7am) and our own PPI is out Friday, so plenty of data to chew on this week.
No doubt, the bombastic Donald is an unlikely president. Yet what may be most extraordinary about his campaign is that on foreign policy, at least, he may be the most sensible Republican in the race.
A few months ago, I had a conversation with Pericles Lewis, Founding President of Yale-NUS (Singapore), about the reception and current status of the...
So now we have borne witness to the Big Parade and the Big Lie all in rolled up into one gigantic intimidating event -- the spectacle of China's September 3rd celebration in Tiananmen Square of the defeat of Japan in World War II.
I was working at a law firm in New York City, achieving professional success but feeling that something was missing. What was I contributing? Was I reaching my full potential?