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The Flourishing Indian-Israeli Relations

Joseph Puder, “The sky is the limit.” As relations between the European Union countries and Israel are getting cooler and more tense, Israel’s relations with India, a future superpower, is getting warmer and stronger.  Last November, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin received a very warm welcome reception on his state visit to India.  Increasingly, the government

Tillerson ends first trip to Asia with meeting with Chinese president

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to Asia Sunday by saying that the United States is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Tillerson said in talks with Xi in Beijing that Trump places a “very high value” on communications with the Chinese president.

The Disgusting Media Double Standard Between Obama and Trump

Tom Tancredo, Pop quiz: Who said, “The Middle East is an issue that has obviously plagued the region for centuries”? No, it wasn’t Ross Perot, and it wasn’t Donald Trump. It was Barack Obama, the same man the White House press corps hailed as the smartest man to ever sit in the Oval Office. The

Trump Pentagon Chief Mattis Seeks to Reassure Allies on East Asia Trip

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis will seek to reassure allies worldwide they can still rely on an increasingly inward-focused U.S., as he heads to East Asia on the first overseas trip by a Trump administration cabinet member.   The retired Marine Corps general leaves Wednesday for South Korea and Japan — two of the U.S.’s closest

Europe Is Self-Correcting, Asia Needs our Attention

Ray McFall, China’s defense spending will balloon to $233 billion in 2020, up from $123 billion in 2010, and North Korea is testing nukes and ICBMs.  What happened to our pivot to the Asia-Pacific region?  There’s been much talk about a strategic pivot over the last eight years.  Unfortunately, there’s been far too little action.

Why China’s Seizure of a U.S. Naval Drone Is So Provocative: Q&A

David Tweed, Daniel Ten Kate A Chinese naval vessel seized a U.S. underwater drone operating off the coast of the Philippines, sparking a protest from the Pentagon. 1. Has anything like this happened before? While confrontations between U.S. and Chinese military ships or planes occur on occasion, this is the first time China has seized

Why a Fed interest rate hike would help, not hurt Trump

Peter Morici, The Federal Reserve would do Donald Trump and his supporters a favor by raising interest rates. President Obama’s economy—the dearth of decent paying jobs in rust belt communities and stagnant living standards—helped Trump to capture the White House.   Obama boosted taxes on small businesses and investors, imposed burdensome regulations and worked against

Japan ratifies Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact despite Trump’s plan to withdraw

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won parliamentary approval Friday for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the 12-nation trade pact. Upper house lawmakers approved the TPP on Friday, heeding Abe’s calls to push ahead with it despite Trump’s rejection of the free-trade initiative championed by President Barack