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armed motorcade belonging to members of Derna’s Islamic Youth Council drives along a road in the town of Derna in eastern Libya

Defeating Islamic State

November 30, 2015

One is hard put to find another cliché that is as counterfactual and damaging to US foreign policy as the widely held belief that US lost the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and hence must avoid another land war in Asia.

Syrian refugee

Needed Now: A Syrian Kinder-Transport

November 24, 2015

The United States should invite 25,000 Syrian families to send one child 10 years or younger to the United States. There they would stay in foster homes until the war is over.

When candidates discuss tax increases, these discussions have focused on income and corporate taxes. Copyrights: Jonah Engler

Inheritance Tax: Missing in the Progressive Agenda

November 11, 2015

During the recent Democratic debates, and more generally during the current presidential election campaign, we heard very little about the inheritance tax, even from the progressive candidates. This despite the fact that the amount of money the estate of any single person can exempt from the inheritance tax has consistently increased through the Bush and Obama Administrations--by more than 400%!

Chinese and American Flags, Copyright: futureatlas.com

Lessons from a Sino-US Dialogue

November 02, 2015

A day-long Sino-U.S. meeting served more to flag issues worthy of further deliberation—by all concerned with U.S.-China relations—than to settle them. Among the most salient issues discussed during a recent meeting organized by the China Energy Fund and George Washington University is how far tension-reduction measures can take both nations to the promised land of peaceful co-existence.