The president, members of Congress and other officials are visiting everywhere from Seoul to Kuala Lumpur at almost an unprecedented rate. Many, especially liberal states, are looking for signs of American resolve on these visits.
In the midst of the greatest threat to European stability since the Balkans war of the 1990s, and perhaps back to the Berlin Crisis of 1961, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon just announced that the European Union's primary focus should be on fighting climate change.
Auslin reviews Robert Kaplan's latest book entitled, Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific.The book analyzes America's role in maintaining stability in Asia, Chinese hegemony throughout Southeast Asia, and the transformation of geopolitics in the 21st century.
The Spartans needed only 300 men to hold off tens of thousands of Persians at Thermopylae. To chitchat with democratic leaders of the G-7 this week in Europe, Barack Obama required 900 -- a pefect example of government decadence in post-modern, post-republican America.
Big news this week in Asia: Japanese leader Shinzo Abe and South Korean leader Park Geun-hye ended their 15-month estrangement . That this first meeting was so significant reveals how dysfunctional relations are between Tokyo and Seoul. The beneficiary of this state of affairs is China.
In the press conference after the US-Japan-ROK trilateral gathering, President Obama made an almost bizarre statement. The president was quoted as saying, "Over the last five years, close coordination between our three countries succeeded in changing the game with North Korea." That is a completely different view of reality than most observers of Northeast Asia have.
Every five years, another Indian election represents the world's largest democratic exercise. The upcoming general election, staggered across five weeks in April and May, involves 814 million eligible voters, 930,000 polling stations in 35 states and territories, and 28 major political parties plus scores of minor ones.
Join us at AEI as the Right Honorable Liam Fox sits down with Marc Thiessen to discuss and debate whether America’s intelligence agencies have infringed on the personal privacy of US citizens.
How can young people succeed in workplaces dominated by curmudgeons who are judging their every move? At this AEI book event, bestselling author and social scientist Charles Murray will offer indispensable advice for navigating the workplace, getting ahead, and living a fulfilling life.