Paul Pillar Whether the United States can follow other major powers in ending the dearth of diplomacy will depend heavily on the direction of domestic U.S. politics. Peter Baker, White House correspondent for the New York Times, published an analytic piece the other day that should be disturbing …Read More »
In Support of a Democratic Turkey
A unique opportunity exists for the United States to stand behind the Turkish people in their time of need. The United States and Europe have a vested interest in ensuring a free and fair electoral outcome in Turkey. On May 14, 2023, Turkish citizens will vote to decide …Read More »
Is Russia a Problem or an Opportunity for China?
Valerie Hudson In March, the new foreign minister of China, Qin Gang, waxed eloquent about the state of Sino-Russian relations. “The more unstable the world becomes the more imperative it is for China and Russia to steadily advance their relations . . . The strategic partnership will surely …Read More »
America and South Korea: Here’s to the Next Seventy Years
Jongsoo Lee The seventy-year-old U.S.-ROK alliance is critical to the national interests of both nations and is among the cornerstones of the rules-based international order. The alliance between the United States and South Korea (Republic of Korea) is a cornerstone of the U.S. security architecture in the Indo-Pacific …Read More »
The U.S. government against Israeli PM Netanyahu
The U.S. government has been funneling taxpayer money to the left-wing group bankrolling protests against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to Israeli funding documents reviewed by the ‘Washington Free Beacon’ newspaper. The documents indicate that, “since 2020, Foggy Bottom (a historical neighborhood of Washington, D.C.) has sent …Read More »
Fighting to restore public trust in politics
Is public trust in our political leaders at an all-time low? With American presidents being impeached and even appearing in court and the leader of the world’s biggest country shunned by much of the international community, the question is, arguably, more relevant than ever. Of course, trust in our politicians …Read More »
The strongest criticism against Macron comes from the U.S.
On his flight from China and after returning to Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron gave a series of interviews with the media and elaborated on the idea of European strategic autonomy in many aspects. He said that Europe must reduce its dependence on the US and avoid being …Read More »
Who will live in the new capital? Is this related to New Jordan?
Eng. Saleem Al Batayneh Where are we heading? We no longer ask this question. What’s more important is on is what is going on. That is the real question. It is not guaranteed that we will get satisfactory answers to any of these queries, especially those vague questions. …Read More »
Will the NATO have confrontation with Russia this year?
Dr. Shehab Al Makahleh The Parliament of Turkey approved on March 30, 2023 Finland’s accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in a unanimous vote. In a quick turnaround in less than a week, NATO deal was struck and on April 4th, 2023 Finland became a full-fledged NATO …Read More »