As the U.S. grapples with many complex challenges to its interests in the vast region of Eurasia, one country should attract Washington’s particular attention. Kazakhstan, the world’s ninth-largest country by land mass, sits right in the heart of Eurasia on what is best described as a convergence of global challenges and strategic opportunities for the … Continue reading US Ally Kazakhstan Essential to Russia, China Policy
By Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. The U.S. stance, which appeared to signal a willingness to exhaust … Continue reading Trump admin says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks
By Howard Schneider and Jan Strupczewski WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took power in January pledging to overhaul a global order that he said cheated middle-class Americans with a promise to tear up trade agreements and impose tariffs on China and Mexico. Some of Trump's policy advisers named allies like Germany and Japan as possible … Continue reading Global finance leaders find a more temperate Trump in Washington
Venezuela’s mega-protest against the Maduro dictatorship: Venezuelans take to the streets again today for a march of potentially historic proportions. The PanAm Post is blogging live about the event both here and on our Spanish site. On April 19, Venezuela celebrates the 207th anniversary of the start of its independence movement against Spain, prompting the … Continue reading Mass Protest against Socialism in Venezuela: Minute by Minute
"Iran and North Korea have been nuclear weapons partners for over 20 years. North Korea's recent tests of missiles designed to strike the United States are almost exact copies of the missiles used by Iran. Assisting North Korea's nuclear weapons program is NOT in compliance with the deal." - Donny With a new White House, … Continue reading Trump admin announces he will extend Obama Iran deal
European Union and Japanese leaders recently met in Brussels to further negotiations for a free trade agreement. As the EU and Japan work together to boost their economic, political, and security ties, sentiments in the United States seem to be turning away from free trade in favor of protectionism. President Donald Trump has fueled anti-trade … Continue reading US Falling Behind on Trade, While Japan and EU Thrive
When speaking of Canada, conservatives laugh at our “socialist neighbor to the north” with its lavish social programs. The main point of contention is, of course, Canada's infamous “socialized healthcare," which has been viewed as the epitome of a system NOT to imitate because of its high costs and long waiting times. While, yes, Canada … Continue reading Does Canada Have More Economic Freedom Than the United States?