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Strangle China's Economy: America's Ultimate Trump Card?

Peter Navarro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

Winston Churchill once famously remarked that Bolshevism must be "strangled in its crib." In that same spirit, should the U.S. now seek to strangle China's economy as a means of deterring its aggression?

Japanese-Korean Relations and the American National Interest

Bernard Rowan | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Bernard Rowan

A noted scholar of Islamic civilization, Marshall G. S. Hodgson, said something important about history through his work. The things of this world, i...

Why Chris Van Hollen's Statement Could Be The Tipping Point For The Iran Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Van Hollen also addressed his hawkish colleagues in Congress, many of whom decried the deal even before fully reading it, who have been quick to move the goalposts of the agreement to include everything Iran does that we find objectionable.

Kate Sheppard

'I Don't Think We Have To Fear The Canadian Mounties Coming And Circling' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing Thursday to consider whether approval of Keystone XL, the proposed 1,660-mile pipe...

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren Delivers Major National Security Speech | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a major foreign policy and national security address Wednesday evening, positioning herself in...

Reviewing the U.S. National Interest Over a Response to Syria

Dennis Santiago | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

On August 21, 2013, a release of chemical agent resulting in fatalities occurred in the country of Syria. The particular circumstances of the event remain shrouded but two theories have emerged that may or may not have merit.

Unhollowing the Force

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Is it not ludicrous to try to ease our budget problems on their backs? Why not shrink the force to numbers that can be managed -- not merely from a training standpoint, but from a perspective of properly caring for those who perform society's most onerous job?

Can We Still See and Serve Our True National Self-Interest?

James Bacchus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Bacchus

The biggest threat to America's future is not foreign competition. It is the political paralysis that keeps us from rising to the challenge of foreign competition.

All in the Name of National Interest

Corrin Varady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Corrin Varady

"National Interest" used ambiguously to mean anything from economic resource security to one nations motivation for overstepping the line of another's...

Germany's Lesson for America: Wars of Necessity, not Choice

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

America desperately needs a serious debate about when it should resort to war. In this regard the Germans have something to teach the U.S.

Lugar Calls for a "Return to Realism" on Cuba

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

For US-Cuba policy junkies, Lugar's report is pretty breathtaking in its indictment of decades of American failure in trying to adjust Cuba's national government's behavior via sanctions and an embargo.