The African-American director of policy planning at the State Department has come under fire from liberal anti-Trump critics for comments at a security forum.
Veterans of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, which was commemorated in the 1999 book Black Hawk Down, slammed freshman representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) for accusing them of murdering “thousands” of Somalis.
Bernie Sanders derides American power, the very tool most capable of bringing his vision to fruition, and thus, his presidency would ensure that authoritarianism around the world would prosper, not wane.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said in a recent interview that Congress should allocate part of the U.S. military budget to foreign exchange programs, suggesting that bringing farmers from Turkey to farmers in Iowa could be an effective form of American foreign policy.
American power mitigates rather than aggravates conflict, and it preserves peace and prosperity in an unforgiving world.
Jessica Chen Weiss, a professor of government at Cornell University, explores how hawkish the Chinese public is in a new and important article in the Journal of Contemporary China. The article, titled “How Hawkish Is the Chinese Public? Another Look at ‘Rising Nationalism’ and Chinese Foreign Policy,” finds that the Chinese public is quite hawkish—in fact, perhaps more so than its leaders.
This is John Bolton’s wisdom: to recognize that what is good for America is good for the world.
Bernie Sanders’s goal is to destroy American power, to render the U.S. the host of international tea parties where leaders discuss high-minded issues at self-aggrandizing forums.
This is the great paradox of progressive foreign policy: the one factor that is, and has been, most effective at promoting liberal values—American power in all of its forms, military and otherwise—is what Bernie Sanders and other progressives despise as the root of so many of the world’s problems.
Progressive foreign policy is at its core a paradox. It seeks to promote a more peaceful, interdependent, and egalitarian world in which human rights are protected and the developing world can flourish along with a prosperous United States. Yet the thing most capable of making all of that happen—American power in all of its forms, military and otherwise—is what progressives fear and revile the most.