Call it another win for President Obama’s “smart diplomacy”: cut back on defense spending at home while China boosts its own military to unprecedented levels.
Yet another western plan for Ukraine ended in failure today. Will this hurt Obama’s standing in the Middle East?
Beijing is about to hit a landmark moment that wasn’t included in any of its Five Year Plans: the first default in its domestic bond market. This dubious milestone comes, perhaps unsurprisingly, courtesy of one of the country’s struggling solar producers.
With NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio in town, Governor Andrew Cuomo made an appearance at a pro-charter school rally, alongside one of the Mayor’s biggest rivals in his campaign to cut support for charters.
With the Crimea crisis showing no sign of winding down, we sat down to talk with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinkski about its broader repercussions for American foreign policy around the world.
Hilary Clinton is open to changing certain parts of the ACA. Could centrist space for compromise be opening up?
You’ve probably seen images of Venezuelans lining up by the thousands to buy scarce consumer goods like butter and toilet paper. How exactly does Chavista policy create these shortages?
From Mali to Nigeria to Somalia, a wide array of Islamist militant groups are taking advantage of weak states to sew chaos. The Pentagon is taking notice, but not necessarily in the way we’ve come to expect.
Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group has released an ad attacking the GOP on immigration. Silicon Valley is becoming more and more partisan as it rediscovers the need for a close relationship with the state.
A missile shipment purportedly from Iran was intercepted by the Israelis. If reports are accurate, Iran and Hamas are friends again.
Liberalism at home thrives when government succeeds abroad.
The Obama administration is once again allowing insurers to continue offering plans that don’t meet Obamacare’s requirements. This could cause chaos for insurers, but the long-term stability of the law is apparently less important to the Democrats than making it through the midterms unscathed.
California Governor Jerry Brown wants to put off dealing with teacher pensions until his re-election campaign is safely over. But if nothing changes, the state will be on the hook for up $600 billion in debt.
Belgium’s King has approved a bill to extend euthanasia to chronically ill children. A lot more children are about to die.
One of India’s top strategic thinkers argues for deep strategic and economic cooperation between India, Japan, and South Korea.
A new set of fuel standards unveiled by the Obama administration earlier this week will cut down on auto-related air pollution, but industry groups warn that they’ll also raise gas prices. There’s a better solution here: telework.
Obamacare boosts American incomes, leading more people to consume more health care. This helps to explain both why the law is unpopular and why Americans don’t want to return to the pre-ACA situation.
Enemies, rivals, and even allies of the United States are closely watching how President Obama deals with the Ukraine crisis. This is a serious test for U.S. leadership and credibility around the world.
The West is debating whether to sanction Russia over Ukraine, but a secret British memo accidentally revealed to the press shows us that the financial industry will likely resist anything that cuts into their business interests.