Trump has for awhile been politically posturing. He projects himself as the no-nonsense candidate who criticizes the President's foreign policy deficiencies, and promises to resolve that through 'strength'. He postures and many millions appear to buy into it, even though Trump's defining foreign policy characteristic is not of strength, it is abrasive, weak and dangerous isolationism.
Free international trade has come under sharp attack by presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders for causing billon of dollars of unfavorable trade balance, unemployment and lower economic growth in the United States most notably by China, Japan and Mexico.
One of the more recent concerns is that populist parties are influencing foreign policy, and not just the usual (European integration and immigration policy) but also positions on, for example, Russia.
Bernie Sanders has a better chance of beating the eventual republican nominee, he has better judgement in matters of foreign policy, and he better represents the American public's views on a host of issues important to democrats.
Islamic State Militants in Anbar Province On March 24, the Baghdad government an...
Iranian authorities claim that these executions are overwhelmingly related to drugs offenses. Nevertheless, many of the executions were linked to other issues. Only around 65 percent of those who were executed were charged with violating Iran's narcotics law.
The Republican presidential nomination race has previously devolved to the level of an elementary school playground (penis-measuring in a national debate), and has now risen to at least high school (if not a college frat house) with the vicious battle going on between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over who can insult each other's wives the most.
Trump the candidate is scary enough; Trump in the Oval Office would be far worse. Here would be a man who never apologizes, confronting a world in which we have much to apologize for. Trump would be our Insulter in Chief, the caricatured villain of the world's worst nightmares.
By Laura Woods, Contributor On Sunday, March 20, ...
As President Barack Obama landed in Havana yesterday, the first sitting U.S. president in nearly 90 years to visit Cuba, he did so with his work cut out for him.
Although Obama's normalization of relations with Cuba might never cause the country to become a flowering free market democracy, that outcome should not be the goal.
Vladimir Putin recently announced that he would be largely withdrawing from Syria. There was however, no complete "mission accomplished" but there is no denying that the Russians have done a lot better than the Americans.
Contemporary economics is often criticized for being too mathematical. How can we really capture the complex dynamics of what's happening in people's economic lives with a bunch of formulas?
The first reason Putin intervened in Syria was simply to show that he could. He had two audiences for this: the Russian public and the West, particularly the United States.
The nuances of foreign policy do not feature heavily in the ongoing presidential campaign. Every candidate intends to "destroy" ISIS; each has concerns about Vladimir Putin, North Korea, and China; every one of them will defend Israel; and no one wants to talk much about anything else.
Awkward. That's as good a word as any to describe the teen years. For most, it's just a passing phase. But for millions of young women it can be a life-altering and potentially dangerous time.