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U.S.-China Economic Competition Is Headed Down A Dangerous Path

As Biden and Trump compete over who can raise tariffs on China the most to win blue-collar votes, both ignore the disadvantages of protectionism and “derisking” from China. Specifically, the United States risks global leadership, economic growth, and progress against climate change as it turns away from China …

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America’s Greatest Enemy Isn’t China or Russia: Its $35 Trillion In Debt

With a $1.5 trillion deficit this year, $35 trillion in overall debt, and $1 trillion in interest payments this year, if the U.S. dollar is no longer the primary global reserve currency and there is suddenly a true rival to the U.S. currency, then the entire American financial system …

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The Melting Point: High Command and War in the 21st Century

A new book by former CENTCOM Commander Kenneth McKenzie Jr. sheds new light on the final days of the Afghan government and the Taliban takeover.  Editor’s Note: The following is adapted from The Melting Point: High Command and War in the 21st Century, a book by Gen. Kenneth …

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Taiwan Must Prepare for War with China

In short, China has deprived itself of options short of war. It may not want war, but years of overbearing diplomacy may compel it to go to war. It has little alternative. Economics pundit Noah Smith reports that a meme has been circulating among China-watchers of late. The …

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D-Day 80th Anniversary: The Invasion That Changed the Course of World War II

The legendary amphibious landing of World War II was the result of multiple years of intense planning and argument by the American and British militaries. It changed the course of history forever.  Now, almost eighty years ago, over 23,000 airborne troops landed in Nazi-occupied France with 132,450 Allied …

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Al Batayneh: The State’s Predatory Economic Practices in Jordan

Eng. Saleem Al Batayneh American author Helen Keller once said that the only thing worse than being blind is having sight without seeing. This sentiment rings true when examining the economic realities facing Jordanians today. The famous phrase “the law is an ass” is often attributed to literary …

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What to expect from a more right-wing European Parliament

Forget all the committee negotiations and knife-edge votes to come: The opening weeks of the new European Parliament is when it has maximum leverage to shape the direction of EU policy. That’s because once the results of the election start to trickle in on June 9, minds will …

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Al-Makahleh: Visionary leadership and unwavering principles

Dr. Shehab Al-Makahleh As Jordan celebrates the silver jubilee of King Abdullah’s reign, the insightful words of HRH Crown Prince Hussein shed light on the exceptional leadership that has guided the Kingdom through challenging times. In a recent interview, the Crown Prince eloquently conveyed the wisdom and foresight …

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Rethinking U.S. Middle East Policy

For now, direct confrontation between Israel and Iran has been defused. Yet, while efforts by both sides were calibrated to minimize potential fallout, much of the credit for de-escalation is owed to international intercession and good luck. Since October 7 and the onset of the war on Gaza, …

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