Shanghai skyline at night

The Chinese Are Winning?

April 19, 2017

In a recent article titled “Tortoise v Har

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Earth to Trump: Needed, an East Asia Policy

April 05, 2017

Tough talk alone is not going to be helpful with North Korea.

2007 rendering of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, later named Curiosity. Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

Why Trump Needs Robots on Mars (Not People)

April 03, 2017

NASA needs to give up on its fantasy of sending a human to Mars.

Marines conduct pre-deployment training exercise.

America Can't Afford to Buy a Broken Afghanistan

March 26, 2017

The history of international warfare in South Asia has taught us that Afghanistan cannot be saved.

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China Needs More Than Exhortation to Break With North Korea

March 03, 2017

Time now for some real give and take.

Crowd protesting Trump's Wall

Needed: The Committee for the Defense of Democracy

February 21, 2017

We need a new association of people who are willing to work together to protect the American democracy from assaults by the Trump Administration

Donald Trump

Could The Failed Yemen Raid Become Trump’s Benghazi?

February 14, 2017

The first military operation President Trump authorized, over dinner, was a troubling failure. 

Xi Jinping

China: The Accidental World Leader?

February 13, 2017

If the U.S. under Trump leaves a vacuum, will China be the one to fill it?

U.S. Navy Seals

Will the Yemen Raid Become Trump's Benghazi?

February 12, 2017

If the Democrats in Congress were not shell-shocked by the bombardment of executive orders, and if they were able to hold the kind of investigation and hearing the Obama administration was subjecte

A child drags a crate at a refugee camp for Syrians and Kurds north of Athens. Children under age 14 make up nearly half of the

Commentary: Trump Travel Ban On Syrians Should Exempt Kids Under 10

January 31, 2017

Here's a test as to whether the Trump administration's travel ban on refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries is truly driven by security concerns or reflects a prejudice.

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Tillerson, Trump and the South China Sea

January 28, 2017

The world should now get used to a president and administration that speak first and (maybe) think later.

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Just Say No to Middle East Bailouts

January 23, 2017

Advocates of a Marshall Plan for the Middle East and other parts of the world often point to the great success the United States had with nation building in Germany and Japan after World War II as

Peshmerga fighters

Why Trump Should Support a Kurdish State

January 18, 2017

The United States should support a Kurdish state. True, such a move will run into opposition from the governments in Baghdad and Ankara.

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Why Regulating AI Is A Mistake

January 09, 2017

In the next four years we will see an explosion of AI technology that further delivers on the promise of driverless cars, intelligent robots, and other societal and job-impacting advancements.

U.S. Census form

Adding Census Categories Won't Unite a Divided America

January 08, 2017

Adding a “Middle Eastern and North African” census category will only sow disunity.