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China is already trying to test Trump, but is it Trump who will test China?

Daniel Greenfield, Trump’s Showdown with China. China has hacked some of our most vital defense secrets. Its secret police operate in our cities. Its propaganda outlets threaten war while it plots to build an empire at our expense. And our government appeases the thugs and tyrants of the People’s Republic of China. The viral photo

WH: Iran Working on Nuclear-powered Vessels Does Not Violate Our Nuclear Deal

Cortney O’Brien, Russia dominated the headlines last week, but Iran deserved to be on Page One as well. President Hassan Rouhani declared on Tuesday that his country would be working on a nuclear-powered vessel in retaliation of the U.S.’s decision to extend economic sanctions for another 10 years. That, Rouhani claimed, was a “violation” of the nuclear deal.  Did

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu hopes to work with Trump to undo Iran nuclear deal

JERUSALEM –  President-elect Donald Trump will be a good friend to Israel and hopefully the two countries can work together to dismantle the international nuclear agreement with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview Sunday. While the two countries are close allies, relations were sometimes tense between Netanyahu and President Barack Obama

Rep. Rohrabacher and John Bolton: A Powerful Secretary of State Duo

John Lenczowski, I am writing to recommend Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and John Bolton to serve respectively as Secretary of State and Deputy Secretary of State in the new Administration. I have known both gentlemen since the 1980s when I served with them in the Reagan State Department and White House. The two would make an

Trump Combines Art of the Deal and Art of War

Austin Bay, A month after the presidential election, U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has executed his own political “pivot to Asia.” Trump’s pivot consisted of two phone calls, one with Taiwan’s president and the other with the president of the Philippines. The explicit topics discussed matter, but the critical fact is that Trump spoke with the

Trump’s phone call with Taiwan leader ‘a very tough signal to Beijing’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich defended President-elect Donald Trump’s phone conversation with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, saying the break with decades-long diplomatic tradition was a “deliberate … specific signal.” In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Monday night, Gingrich favorably compared Trump’s Taiwan call to President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba earlier this year.

Iran vows ‘firm response’ unless Obama stops sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the U.S. Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise “firmly respond”. In a speech to parliament, Rouhani denounced legislation passed by the U.S. Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years as a violation of Tehran’s nuclear