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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Chinese President Xi Jingping in Beijing, China in 2018. (Photo courtesy of U.S. State Department on Flickr)

US-China: Confrontation or Cooperation?

Will the political line-up that we see in Washington next January be one that favors greater confrontation with China, or one that seeks to dial back the tensions that have arisen between the two countries in the past few years?

Secretary Tillerson meets with ASEAN Ambassadors to the U.S. in March 2017 (Photo courtesy of U.S. State Department on Flickr)

Renewed Friendship: Deepening Security Ties Between the U.S. and ASEAN

In 2011, President Barack Obama made the security of the Asia-Pacific region “a top priority” for the United States. Nine years later, tensions with China have escalated dramatically. These tensions cast a dark cloud over the future of U.S.-China relations, as well as the national and economic security of both Washington and Beijing.

President Donald J. Trump at the UN General Assembly in September 2018. Photo courtesy of Shealah Craighead via the White House’s Flickr Account

A Realistic, Progressive Foreign Policy for the United States

A progressive international agenda needs to begin with a frank assessment of the present strategic culture and connect domestic and global progressive priorities. Global threats such as climate change and nuclear weapons have not been prioritized, while national treasure is squandered in endless wars.

In this house WE BELIEVE (Photo Courtesy of Dan Keck on Flickr)

President-Elect Joe Biden’s Wretched Inheritance

The four-year circus will soon leave town, and the clean-up effort will take at least a decade. The three rings of Trump’s circus—his White House, his do-nothing Senate, and his politicized judiciary—have contaminated governance, and given the Biden administration the worst political inheritance in U.S. history both at home and abroad.