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
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.
Yeganeh Torbati, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is traveling to Asia this week accompanied by only one reporter, a White House correspondent from the Independent Journal Review (IJR), a digital news outlet founded in 2012 by former Republican political operatives. The IJR said in a statement late Tuesday the State Department last week offered
Wayne Allyn Root, I just returned from a 2-week speaking tour of Asia. I spoke in front of hundreds of people in 5 countries about “the Trump Phenomenon” and what his election will mean for the world economy. I gave speeches in places such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. What an
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
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
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.
Euro zone stocks climbed to their highest in over a year on Monday – the first trading day of 2017 for those markets that were open – after data showed manufacturers in the currency bloc ramped up activity at the fastest pace in over five years. With all of Asia’s major markets closed for the
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
The polar vortex is a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding both of the Earth’s poles. It ALWAYS exists near the poles, but weakens in summer and strengthens in winter. The term “vortex” refers to the counter-clockwise flow of air that helps keep the colder air near the Poles. Many times during
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
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