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What Is America’s Mission Now?

Pat Buchanan, Informing Iran, “The U.S. is watching what you do,” Amb. Nikki Haley called an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council regarding the riots in Iran. The session left her and us looking ridiculous. France’s ambassador tutored Haley that how nations deal with internal disorders is not the council’s concern. Russia’s ambassador suggested

What Should We Fight For?

Pat Buchanan, “We will never accept Russia’s occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea,” declaimed Rex Tillerson last week in Vienna. “Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns full control of the peninsula to Ukraine.” Tillerson’s principled rejection of the seizure of land by military force — “never accept” — came just one day

Tillerson urges ASEAN to cut North Korea funding, minimize ties

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Thursday to do more to help cut funding streams for North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and to minimize diplomatic relations with Pyongyang. In his first ministerial meeting with all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Tillerson also called

Trump-Xi Summit: Five things our president must discuss with the Chinese leader

Van Hipp, There’s no question that President Donald Trump has inherited the most complex foreign policy and national security situation a US President has ever faced. And make no mistake, China is a root cause for much of this. It will be high stakes poker when Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at Mar-a-Lago this Thursday

Tillerson calls for ‘new approach’ to North Korea threat

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that the escalating threat from North Korea’s nuclear program showed a clear need for a “new approach,” although he stopped short of detailing what steps the Trump administration will pursue. Tillerson was speaking at a news conference following talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in

Global Leaders Rattle Their Sabers As The World Marches Toward War

Michael Snyder, Iran just conducted another provocative missile test, more U.S. troops are being sent to the Middle East, it was just announced that the U.S. military will be sending B-1 and B-52 bombers to South Korea in response to North Korea firing four missiles into the seas near Japan, and China is absolutely livid

Does National Security Trump Free Trade?

Jerry Rogers, Concerns over America’s trade policies – NAFTA, TPP, Brexit, China – have risen to the top of the public discourse. As free-market conservatives, free trade is in our institutional DNA. For many years now, our sole purpose at the Institute for Liberty  and Capitol Allies has been to advance the principles of free markets and