Foreign Policy Corner

Who Controls America's China Policy?

Robert Lighthizer, the recently appointed U.S. trade representative, has one year to investigate allegations against China for unfair trading practices. This is widely acknowledged as the Trump...

Real Clear Foreign Policy

The Chinese World Order

The US should cooperate with China in those areas where common interests exist, such as nonproliferation and climate change. And the US must push steadily to open the Chinese economy on a reciprocal...

The Problem With 'the Best of Intentions' Foreign Policy

The tragedy of American foreign policy is seen when the intention to improve human rights leads to war and chaos.  The nineteenth-century Germans focused so much on philosophy partly in order...

Still Waiting on a Peace Dividend

Endless war is the new normal ...

Is A George W. Trump Foreign Policy Sustainable?

Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations does its best to form a synthesis out of Steve Bannon's nationalism and George W. Bush's foreign policy.

The World Now Knows How Weak the U.S. President Is

The meaning of Trump's fire and fury foreign policy.

It's Time for a Korean Democratic Unification

The Trump administration has done a laudable job handling the North Korea crisis it inherited. The Obama administration had neglected the gathering North Korean threat under a policy called...

The Future of U.S.-China Relations Depends on North Korea

Donald Trump’s election has not heralded a new phase in U.S.-China relations. President Trump has gone from saying China cannot be allowed to continue to “rape” the United States to...

What Does an America-First Foreign Policy Actually Mean?

What does an “America-first” foreign policy look like under President Donald Trump? As a start, forget the ancient label of “isolationism.”  With the end of Trump’s...

America's Future Is With India and Israel

The winds of change are blowing not from Beijing, but from Delhi. Trump should seize the initiative.