The foreign policy team Biden appoints matters less than the world they inherit, policies they pursue, and the pressure they get from progressives.
Biden may tone down Trump’s trade war and bring back some limited human rights advocacy, but there may be more continuity than either administration admits.
Trump’s economic war on China comes in the shadow of an even deadlier military escalation. And it may not stop after November, no matter who wins the election.
There’s nothing “uncontrollable” about people applying for asylum. All the U.S. has to do is meet its obligations under international law.
On everything from climate to trade to the international order itself, the failure of the White House’s powers of persuasion were on full display at the G20.
Trump’s bullying worked with Canada, has half-worked with Iran and North Korea, but has had nothing but malign impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Trump rallied to save a major Chinese firm right in the middle of a trade war of his own making. Why?
If we look honestly at our own history, we can begin to understand China’s current and future goals. If we don’t, we could be headed toward conflict.
Those China tariffs aren’t surprising. What’s bizarre are the people praising Trump’s recklessness and reviving his political fortunes.
Though Mitt Romney and President Obama painstakingly attempted to illuminate their differences throughout the third presidential debate, their respective commentaries on the rise of China revealed the similarities between the two candidates. Both candidates lamented the American jobs shipped to China and both lambasted the Chinese for supposedly defying the rules of the global economy.