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Why Foreign Policy Spending In The COVID-19 Relief Bill Is Wrong

December 24, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Many are upset about Congress sticking foreign aid and other international affairs spending in the COVID-19 relief bill. They are right to be upset. Whether Washington is crafting COVID-19 relief right is a worthy debate in itself, but the issue of all the spending tacked onto the bill also merits attention. […]

China Lies About Its Wrongdoing On COVID, Spying, Global Aggression, Pollution, And More

December 20, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ The Chinese Communist Party has lied about COVID-19 from the start. And it’s still lying about the disease that has turned into a pandemic confirmed to be responsible for nearly 75 million infections around the world, including 17.2 million in the U.S. The global death toll from the pandemic is over […]

Why China, Russia, Iran, And North Korea Care About US Election Results

October 31, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Americans aren’t the only ones waiting for the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. So are people around the world. And they are asking the same question many Americans are: What difference will it make for them? No poll-watchers are more attentive than America’s adversaries are. So how will the world turn when the […]

Left Should Blame Themselves, Not Trump, For The Riots

September 3, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ In riot-torn Kenosha, Wisconsin, President Donald Trump met with local law enforcement officials Tuesday and promised to help stricken residents rebuild their lives. One would hope that those across the political aisle would respond by joining in a bipartisan effort to heal and rebuild. But that’s not what happened. The opportunity was there. […]

What Will Organized Criminal Violence Bring Next To Our Streets?

August 14, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Organized riots. That sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s what we’re seeing in many cities in this season of COVID-19 and protests. I’m not talking about peaceful protests. Many of those have been conducted successfully since the death of George Floyd. Clearly, huge numbers of Americans have felt it important to […]

Voter Fraud More Likely To Affect Election Than Foreign Meddling

August 13, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Washington used to abide by the maxim: “Politics stops at the water’s edge.” Those days are gone. Consider the reaction to a recent unclassified overview of foreign threats to the 2020 elections delivered by National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director William Evanina. It should have sparked sober discussions of how to safeguard our electoral […]

Chinese Sanctions On US Officials Are Attempt To Scare The Free World

July 17, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ On Monday, the Chinese Communist government slapped sanctions on members of Congress as well as a U.S. ambassador. This action is intended to send the world a message: Fear us. The free world’s response should be to man up. Beijing’s action came after recent U.S. legislation calling for sanctions on Chinese officials over their systematic […]

US Versus China: 5 Smart Ways To Keep Pushing Back

June 7, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Foreign policy doesn’t stop for turmoil here at home. The U.S. can’t afford attention deficit disorder overseas. That is doubly true for meeting the challenge of China, the most consequential test this generation could see in its lifetime. Last Friday, President Donald Trump rolled out a number of punitive measures designed to discourage the increasingly aggressive and threatening Chinese communist regime. The action fully comports with the administration’s […]

How The US Can Continue To Push Back Against Beijing

May 30, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Remember the old public relations maxim: “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”? Try telling that to Beijing. Having loosed a pandemic, China finds itself (quite deservedly) deluged with bad publicity. Yet, oddly, the regime seems to think the best way out of its image nightmare is to make it worse. […]

How To Hold Beijing Accountable For COVID-19? Here’s 3 Rules To Keep In Mind

May 15, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Around the world, a lot of folks are itching to retaliate against China for its complicity in launching the coronavirus pandemic. But a thirst for vengeance seldom leads one to the wisest course of action. Revenge, after all, is a dish best served cold—or at least without the heat of passion. […]

Media’s Outrage At US Over EU’s COVID-19 Vaccine Fundraiser Is Baseless

May 9, 2020 by

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By James Carafano and Brett Schaefer ~ The European Union organized a teleconference earlier this week to solicit pledges of funds to support efforts to develop and produce a COVID-19 vaccine. The effort raised $8.1 billion in pledges, mostly from “around 40 countries, the U.N., research institutes, and philanthropic bodies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates […]

How To Keep The Free World From Becoming A Suburb of Beijing

May 5, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Let’s be realistic. No consensus exists on the future of relations between China and the West. Yet, clearly that is changing. Previously, many looked at Beijing as little more than a “checkbook,” an opportunity to make a quick buck and buy cheap stuff. That is quickly becoming the minority view. Even […]

10 Steps America Should Take Now To Respond To The China Challenge

May 1, 2020 by

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By Walter Lohman and James Carafano ~ The growing chorus to “punish” China for how it has handled the COVID-19 crisis is understandable and justifiable. We need to be smart about how we do this, building up American strength even as we hold China accountable. If the challenge of our era is a multidecade great-power […]

3 Actions The US Should Take To Strengthen Its Standing And Hold China Accountable

April 26, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Beijing’s cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak is the scandal of the century. Its unconscionable malfeasance launched a global plague, hobbled the international response, and crashed the world’s economy. Many people were already fed up with how Beijing had bullied, lied, and cheated its way up the global food chain even before […]

The Great US-China Divorce Has Arrived

April 24, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Make no mistake: The global struggle with China is about to go to the next level. Or two. Or three. By triggering a global disease outbreak, the Chinese Communist Party’s reprehensible behavior crossed the last line, leaving other nations no recourse but to push back. Hard. No longer can responsible nations […]

The Coronavirus Game Plan: How We Got Here And Where It Ends

March 27, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ You can endlessly debate the wisdom and timing of the administration’s actions in responding to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak. But one thing seems beyond dispute: The federal government is making an all-out effort to help. Further, the innumerable press briefings and public statements leave no question as to the administration’s […]

The Truth Behind China’s Ineffective Anti-American Coronavirus Propaganda

March 23, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ For quite some time, China has been trying to undercut the foundation of American global power. Unlike Moscow’s often coarse, brutish efforts, Beijing has been stealthier than an F-35, using public diplomacy initiatives to subtly buy its way into schools, civil society, and the private sector. Now, however, the mask–and the gloves–are coming off. […]

Trump’s Emergency Declaration Allows US To Escalate War On Coronavirus

March 17, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ History condemns generals who plan to fight the last war, rather than anticipate the challenges ahead. Effective leaders strive to get in front of the problem. In his Rose Garden news conference Friday outlining the federal government’s next steps to get in front of the advancing coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump […]

3 Big Takeaways From Trump’s Trip To India

February 27, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ It may look as if President Donald Trump’s trip to India boiled down to little more than media optics and Taj Mahal photo shoots. But there is much more significance to it than that. Over 100,000 people packed a cricket stadium to hear Trump and India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, reprise the “Howdy, Modi” […]

Trump Doesn’t Want Small-Ball Nuke Deals. Here Are 3 Reasons He’s Right.

October 4, 2019 by

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By James Carafano ~ Voices are clamoring for President Donald Trump to make small nuclear deals with Iran and North Korea. All the arguments for doing so are bad. For Trump, making a small, unserious deal goes against his gut instinct. If there’s one thing he has consistently demonstrated as president, it’s that he knows […]

What Hong Kong Unrest Tells Us About China’s Plans For The Rest Of The World

August 15, 2019 by

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By James Carafano ~ The outside world can do little to assure the future of freedom in Hong Kong beyond making the case that preserving the principles of liberty are at stake. Nevertheless, the plight of that territory’s more than 7 million souls can teach us an important lesson about what China has in mind […]

5 Takeaways From Israel’s Massive Intelligence Operation On Iran

May 2, 2018 by

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By James Carafano Ph.D.~ The Israeli government on Monday unloaded a massive intelligence data dump that demonstrated Iran’s efforts to hide its nuclear weapons program. The revelations come weeks before an anticipated decision by the U.S. to “fix or nix” the Iran nuclear deal. Reactions to the Israeli intelligence revelations ranged from “ding-dong the deal […]

Trump Administration Delivers Right Response To Syria’s Unacceptable Actions

April 16, 2018 by

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By James Carafano Ph.D.~ Last year, when the Assad regime in Syria gassed its own people, the Trump administration sent an unmistakable message: The unrestrained use of chemical weapons makes it difficult for the U.S. to protect its interests in the regional conflict. So … stop Syrian President Bashar Assad did—for about a year. In […]

What ‘The Mother Of All Bombs’ Means In Trump’s Foreign Policy

April 14, 2017 by

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By James Carafano Ph.D.~ Why did America just drop the mother of all bombs? There is the glib answer: Because we can. Then there is the technical answer: Because it was right for the job. The U.S. military on Thursday dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, on an Islamic […]