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US Intel Officials: Comey Was ‘One Of The Most Loved Leaders’

US Intel Officials: Comey Was ‘One Of The Most Loved Leaders’

Senior US intelligence officials reacted with dismay after learning moments before taking the stage at a speaking event in New York that director of the FBI James Comey had been fired.

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With Its Second Aircraft Carrier, China Extends its Global Reach

With Its Second Aircraft Carrier, China Extends its Global Reach

By expanding its land reclamation activities in the South China Sea and growing the PLA’s global clout, China is reinforcing its influence in the Asia-Pacific.

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The Fed, Trade, and Dollar Purchasing Power

The Fed, Trade, and Dollar Purchasing Power

From 2003 to 2017, the Effective Federal Funds Rate (EFFR) dropped by 36% while gold rose 169%, and dollar purchasing power reflects this low-rate environment.

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Trump’s Pivot from Isolationism to Interventionism?

Trump’s Pivot from Isolationism to Interventionism?

Trump's interventionism while staying the course on his approach to immigrants and refugees reveals the fundamental incoherence of his worldview.

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Death by a Thousand Cuts (and Tweets): The Impending Train Wreck of U.S. Foreign Policy

Death by a Thousand Cuts (and Tweets): The Impending Train Wreck of U.S. Foreign Policy

If the "America First" myopic vision becomes reality, the U.S.’ place in the world will become a lonely, isolated one, its security and well-being fundamentally jeopardized.

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Diplomacy As A Budget Friendly Program?

Diplomacy As A Budget Friendly Program?

Trump's proposed budget cuts 28% from the State Department’s funding, reducing foreign aid and de-funding a range of programs.

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The U.S. Should Get Rid of Its President(ial System)

The U.S. Should Get Rid of Its President(ial System)

Donald Trump is off to a rocky start in the White House. But the real problem is not the Trump presidency, but the American presidential system itself.

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South Korea’s Strategic Importance Forgotten Amidst the Trump-Abe Honeymoon

South Korea’s Strategic Importance Forgotten Amidst the Trump-Abe Honeymoon

While the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye paralyzed South Korea’s diplomatic service, Japan has worked to strengthen Trump’s commitment to its defense.

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Hanoi Halts Protest Over Disputed Islands

Hanoi Halts Protest Over Disputed Islands

Vietnam and China pledged to settle disputes and to work toward a code of conduct for maritime operations after Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong's visit to Beijing.

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Sean Spicer on the South China Sea

Sean Spicer on the South China Sea

Comments from White House spokesman Sean Spicer on the South China Sea seem to have riled the Chinese and confused others who follow developments in the region.

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On the South China Sea, Tillerson Suggests Going All In on a Losing Hand

On the South China Sea, Tillerson Suggests Going All In on a Losing Hand

What makes Tillerson's bellicosity even more absurd is that the U.S. position in the South China Sea has never been weaker.

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North Korea’s ICBM Threat and the Trump Administration

North Korea’s ICBM Threat and the Trump Administration

Pyongyang could decide to conduct a new ballistic test in the early weeks of the new administration to gauge President Trump's response.

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Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and Missile Defense

Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and Missile Defense

Pyongyang wants to develop a nuclear capable ICBM, capable of hitting the United States' west coast. This could become a reality as early as this year.

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Pro-China Groups Protest Taiwan President’s U.S. Visit

Pro-China Groups Protest Taiwan President’s U.S. Visit

The protest received little attention in the U.S. but was widely reported in China as evidence of "overseas Chinese" support for Beijing's "one-China" policy.

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Of Drones and Overseas Military Bases: The New Face of the War on Terror

Of Drones and Overseas Military Bases: The New Face of the War on Terror

In the summer of 2016, thousands of German citizens stood outside of Ramstein Air Base to protest U.S. drone strikes conducted from there.

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