United States of America

By Cognitus Academy | These articles provide analysis of US politics, military, diplomatic and economic affairs.

Trump could push us into arms negotiations

<i>Scott Malcomson is a senior fellow in the international security program at New America Foundation and the author of “Splinternet.”</i><p>When Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced the new National Defense Strategy Friday by stressing that “inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now …

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How to read the 2018 National Defense Strategy

By Mara KarlinLast week, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis released the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS). Mandated by Congress, the NDS replaces …

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Trump’s first year failed the China test. His second looks far worse | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

When Donald Trump took office as the 45th president of the United States one year ago, he put trade and North Korea on the top of his diplomatic …

Trump's roller coaster of a first year in office

January 20, 2018 5:00 AM<br>It is already January 2018, yet the dust from America's 2016 presidential election still has not really settled.

Elections

Trump goes on foreign policy offensive at start of 2018

Donald Trump has embarked on a New Year foreign policy offensive on his return to the White House, piling pressure on Iran, Pakistan and the …

‘No more!’ Trump tweets to Pakistan, accusing it of ‘lies & deceit’

Pakistan's defense minister responded angrily Monday to an early-morning tweet by President Trump that accused America's once-close ally of "lies & deceit," countering that the United States had given Pakistan "invective & mistrust" in return. ISLAMABAD —<p>In his first tweet of the new year, Trump …

Pakistan

Donald Trump threatens to withhold US aid to Pakistan

Donald Trump has opened the new year by threatening to withhold aid to Pakistan, a longtime US ally, accusing Islamabad of “giving us nothing but …

The United States of America Is Decadent and Depraved

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared …

What if Singapore has to choose: China or US?

The question "What if Singapore has to choose between China and the United States?" featured prominently at a conference yesterday.<p>Professor Joseph …

US, North Korea closer to war than ever, says former US military chief

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States is now closer than it has ever been to a nuclear war with North Korea, a former top US military officer warned …

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Is Trump’s America the ‘dispensable’ power in Asia?

Author: David Camroux, Sciences Po (CERI)Madeleine Albright, one of several scholar–statespersons the unique American spoils system used to produce …

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Trump’s mind and the reality show within: why China should worry

Recent US presidents, at least in public, would speak of China only after the vetting of practically every word, as if an ­errant one might prove …

The Trump factor in the new world order

Author: Editorial Board, East Asia ForumHow much difference has US President Donald Trump made to America’s standing in the world? Despite the almost …

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