National Security

At the Atlantic Council, Foreign Money Talks

Sources tell the Washington Free Beacon that foreign governments exert pressure on the ostensibly independent think tank’s scholarship and programming 

Turkish president Recep Tayyip ErdoganWhen Turkish president Recep Tayyik Erdogan’s bodyguards were arrested after attacking a crowd of protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in May 2017, Erdogan and his crew were heading inside for a private, off-the-record meeting with Atlantic Council fellows and board members. 

BOOM: Elliott Abrams Named Iranian Envoy on Anniversary of Hiroshima Blast

State Department attempts 'Full Neoconservatism' for first time in history

Elliott Abrams, an experienced pro-freedom diplomat and future Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year contender, will take over as U.S. special envoy to Iran following the resignation of Brian Hook on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the successful nuclear strike on the enemy port of Hiroshima.

U.S. Takes Final Shot at Extending Iran Arms Embargo

Pompeo vows to extend U.N. arms ban ‘one way or another’ as Russia, China veto looms

Secretary Of State Pompeo Testifies On Department's Budget Request Before Senate Foreign Relations CommitteeSecretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed that an international arms embargo on Iran would be extended “one way or another,” as the United States gears up for a final showdown at the United Nations Security Council with Russia and China over the soon-to-expire weapons bans.

The TikTok Derangement Syndrome

The media's hatred of Trump is blinding them to a real national security threat

TikTokTo understand business in China, look to the demise of Neihan Duanzi, a popular joke-sharing app shuttered by authorities in 2018 for "indecent" content. Rather than protesting, the CEO of Neihan Duanzi-owner ByteDance, Zhang Yiming, issued a groveling apology for creating "content that goes against socialist core values" and failing to "direct public opinion in the right way."