Feb 13, 2013

Japan as a normal country

The U.S. should reject the notion of preparing for war in the Pacific, and let Japan and its neighbors cooperate to counter Beijing's geopolitical ambitions.

Sep 10, 2011

U.S. now less secure, less free

It has been a decade since that beautiful September day when terrorists brought down the World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon, and killed thousands of Americans. Unfortunately, in important ways the terrorists have won. The U.S. is less confident, less secure, and less free. ...

Sep 5, 2011

Revolution no boon to the Copts

Ugly reality has dashed the high hopes of the “Arab Spring.” In Egypt the fall of Hosni Mubarak has encouraged religious intolerance and persecution, especially against the Coptic Christian community. Mubarak ruled for three decades. Among his victims were Coptic Christians, who make up ...

Aug 24, 2011

Squaring the U.S., China, Taiwan triangle

Nothing causes greater discord in relations between the United States and China than the status of Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China. However, the best way to maintain peace between Washington and Beijing may be for the U.S. to continue selling weapons ...

Mar 7, 2011

U.S. foreign aid hinders more than it helps

SEATTLE — The United States will run up a record $1.65 trillion deficit in 2011. Yet Washington keeps subsidizing foreign governments. House Republicans have targeted foreign aid. This year the State Department would lose 16 percent of its budget; humanitarian aid would drop by ...

Jan 5, 2011

Lost religious liberty worldwide

WASHINGTON — Many of us take religious liberty for granted. Unfortunately, this most fundamental freedom is not protected in many countries around the world. Religious liberty is the proverbial canary in the mine. If a state won’t respect this most basic freedom of conscience, ...

Nov 2, 2010

U.S. hurts itself sitting on South Korea FTA

WASHINGTON — How have the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress responded to the twin challenges of continued high unemployment and China’s displacing America as the No. 1 trading partner with leading East Asian states? By retreating economically from Asia. The U.S.-South Korea Free ...