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.
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies has produced an essential report titled, “Midterm Assessment: The Trump Administration’s Foreign and National Security Policies.”
Tulsi Gabbard’s views on foreign policy would make the world more dangerous and embolden anti-American autocrats.
House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.) announced he will eliminate the terrorism subcommittee in favor a new subcommittee dedicated to investigating President Donald Trump.