Chinese President Xi shakes hands with Ugandan President Museveni before a meeting in Beijing

Is China a New Colonial Power?

November 09, 2020

How well do the claims of neocolonialism stand up?

President Donald Trump speaks into microphones; First Lady Melania Trump stands next to him

Donald Trump: Can America Endure Another Four Years?

October 27, 2020

There is a clear and compelling choice: It is not the great upside of Biden, but the great downside of Trump. 

Amy Coney Barrett

Forget Court Packing: Only Term Limits Can Save The Supreme Court

October 06, 2020

With term limits, the two political parties would no longer be tempted to resort to all-out war every time a justice leaves the court, as their departures would be mandated and fairly distributed.

A tear comes through the closed eyes and down the cheek of Roshid Jan, a Rohingya refugee, and her son's hand touches her chin

America Has a Shameful Double Standard on Human Rights

September 29, 2020

Recent Indian gross violations of the rights of some two hundred million Muslim citizens and Myanmar’s atrocities have receive much less condemnation than Chinese human-rights abuses, and neither country is subject to sanctions.

Masked children line up to have their temperatures checked

Childcare Crisis: How Parents Can Persevere During the Coronavirus Pandemic

September 27, 2020

The Family and Medical Leave Act, enacted in 1993, created workplace protections and granted twelve weeks of leave to working families—but without pay. It should guarantee twelve weeks of paid family and sick leave.

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping stand next to one another

Needed: A New Global Trade System

September 22, 2020

It was easy to disrupt the world trade system that existed before Donald Trump entered the White House and Covid-19 hit. Now, before the global “village” has a chance to fashion a new system, hopefully after the US elections, academics and policy analysts should deliberate about what such a system might look like.

Honor Guard of Republic of China at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei City, Taiwain, 2004

Preventing the Taiwan Flash Point

September 18, 2020

A confrontation about Taiwan is viewed by many as the most likely place where the rising tensions between the U.S. and China may lead to an actual confrontation.

Joe Biden stands behind microphones, in front of US flags

Joe Biden's Stakeholder Capitalism Is Not the Issue—Corruption Is

September 09, 2020

Capitalism, like nuclear power, must be properly regulated for it to be helpful and not harmful.

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks (he is behind a Biden-Harris lectern and in front of US flags)

Why Doesn't Joe Biden Have a Large Lead Over Donald Trump?

August 31, 2020

Above all, the election results will depend on millions of Americans of all backgrounds being willing to make the extra effort that voting will require this year—facing the pandemic, unemployment, and the hurdles put in their way—to not just vote but to bring others to the mailbox or ballot box.

VP Joe Biden speaks at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in 2011; Secretarys Hillary Clinton and Tim Geithner listen

Biden Joins the Anti-China Chorus

August 24, 2020

If those concerned about the increased tensions between the U.S. and China are expecting that Joe Biden, if elected, will hit a reset button, they are likely to be disappointed.

Donald Trump (but only the left side of his face and shoulder, as the image does not include the rest of his face and body)

Can Donald Trump Save His Presidency By Making China the Enemy?

August 22, 2020

Trump has found a way to capture the headlines and fuel criticism of China, which China inflamed through its brutal crackdown in Hong Kong. However, so far at least, this effort at wagging the dog has not improved Trump’s reelection chances.

Donald Trump and his team sit across a table from Xi Jinping and his team

A Dove's Call for De-Escalation with China

August 15, 2020

Some fear that China poses a major threat to the U.S. But China has neither the capabilities nor the ambition to replace the U.S. as the world power, despite the vacuum that the U.S. has created by curtailing its international commitments and roles.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden's Christmas Tree Needs Some Pruning: "Joe Biden's 2020 Promises Need Some Serious Help"

August 15, 2020

If you go to Joe Biden’s Vision for America’s Future, you will get a one-line vision and then the biggest Christmas tree in Democratic politics.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Has Set a Debate Trap for Joe Biden

August 10, 2020

Joe Biden should prepare for Donald Trumps outrageous, false claims, and allegations of fake news by asking debate moderators to sound a buzzer every time someone lies.

A person in glasses, a sugrical gown and cap, and a face mask holds up a boxed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for a clinical trial

Who Will Get the Vaccine?: Are You a Candidate for Donald Trump's Coronavirus Vaccine?

August 08, 2020

There are reports that coronavirus vaccines might be available in a few months. Thus, there must be deliberations over who will first have access to the vaccines.