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Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?

Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system.<p>As his first year in the White House draws to a close, Donald J. Trump remains in almost every respect a singular character. He exists well outside the …

Income Inequality

Why Did Donald Trump Kill This Big Free Trade Deal?

<i>In previous articles, we discussed how</i> <i>sensitive the South China Sea has become, how China and the U.S. are using all of their arsenal, from</i> <i>debt and credit to analog weapons</i> <i>and digital espionage, in this world-scale conflict.</i><p><i>In this article, we’re going to discuss the possible outcome of one of the</i> …

China
Geopolitics
Geopolitics

Trump Exposed Ignorance During Trade Talk With Merkel, Leaving White House Aides Humiliated: Report

President Donald Trump appeared to know little, if anything, about international trade deals during an exchange with German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

Trump’s Ignorance Has Alienated One of His Most Critical Allies

Angela Merkel’s attempts to teach Trump about basic diplomacy keep backfiring.<p>As it turns out, electing a president with literally no relevant experience is a lot like asking someone who didn’t attend dental school to perform a root canal. It’s painful, both parties look stupid for the idea, and, …

Donald Trump

Reviewing the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship

On New Year’s Day 2018, Singapore will formally succeed the Philippines as the chairman of ASEAN, which plays a leading role in the Indo-Asia-Pacific …

Geopolitics

Canada's global trade strategy at critical juncture

<i>Stewart Beck is president and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and a Canadian career diplomat who served abroad in China, India, Taiwan and the United States.</i><p><i>Yves Tiberghien is director emeritus of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia and a</i> …

Canada

A challenging year for Turkey in the Middle East

The year 2017 was tough for the Middle East. The conflicts and crises in the region dominated Turkey’s foreign policy throughout the year as it faced …

Middle East

Six challenges that will shape the world in 2018

The next 12 months are thick with danger and defined by uncertainty and yet rich in opportunity for leaders with courage and vision to lay the …

Conflicts after the Fall of ISIS

The battle is over – at least for now. The last significant strongholds of ISIS have been cleared from Syria and Iraqi forces on their side of the …

Middle East

China’s hypervelocity missile a world first

It’s one where no potential target is safe.<p>It’s one where reaction times are miniscule.<p>It’s one where the United States no longer holds the technical …

Aviation

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Donald Trump and the end of the liberal world order?

The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy (NSS), released Monday, puts “America First.” In other words, there is no chance this Republican administration will share the moral imperative of the last Republican administration, led by George W. Bush, that emphasized the maintenance and …

Political Science

The rise and fall of great powers

Conventional wisdom suggests the U.S. is in decline, and a rising China will replace it as the world's superpower. But how realistic is this?<p><i>Andrew Preston is a professor of American history at the University of Cambridge whose books include</i> <i>Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American</i> …

Geopolitics

25 Key Fitness Terms Everyone Should Know Before They Step Foot In A Gym

Gym membership—check. Sneakers—check. A total-body workout pulled up on your phone—check. A compound-exercise circuit—WTF? Sometimes it seems like …

Exercise