August 13, 2018
| William Alan ReinschTrying to return to a world where everything is made domestically is unrealistic at best and disastrous at worst, and it will not produce the wage increases the president would like.
The new Administration seems to have accepted the legacy of the previous Administration by largely abandoning the civil side of each war. It is dealing with major insurgencies and civil war as if they were limited terrorist movements.
August 10, 2018
| William Alan Reinsch, Jonathan RobisonTariffs are a source of government revenue, but nowhere near large enough to pay down the debt. After all, they will not come close to eliminating the federal budget deficit, which means they will not come close to paying down even one dollar of the national debt.
August 9, 2018
| Melissa DaltonThe United States must determine its sources of leverage, articulate its goals, connect those goals to a stabilization framework, and operationalize burden sharing under an eastern Syria framework.
On July 25, President Donald Trump met Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, to diffuse an escalating trade war. They agreed to work towards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies.
August 8, 2018The Trump Administration released its new Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) policy and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) export policy in April 2018. It constitutes the first update to the CAT policy since January 2014.
At the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping attempted to reassure the world that his trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was not a scheme for world domination, but instead a responsible plan to foster prosperity across Asia,...
August 8, 2018
| Anthony H. CordesmanThe trends in terrorism and extremism are only one part of this problem, and part of the lack of any clear grand strategy that can offer the U.S. a credible probability of lasting victory in its wars – if "victory" is defined a stable, friendly postwar state.
August 8, 2018
| Andrew J. Stanley, Sarah Ladislaw, Frank A. VerrastroThe complex geopolitical, economic, and logistical considerations involved make it very difficult to predict how much Iranian oil will ultimately come off the market and estimates vary widely.