Diplomatic dust-ups with Denmark—a longtime ally—over a region that already has a U.S. military presence only serves to undermine U.S. interests.
Hong Kong is a small territory that is concerned about its future. China is likewise concerned, but for different reasons.
Recent protests in Russia over government corruption and electoral issues have occurred in several cities, prompting a government crackdown.
Given the heated rhetoric between Washington and Tehran, it is difficult to think that the two nations could ever return to the negotiating table.
The challenge for the Trump administration is avoiding a conflict with Iran while maintaining a truce with China in the trade war.
With his tweets, President Trump doesn’t suggest outright that he wishes to scale back U.S. naval dominance, but he must articulate his strategy fully.
The third and final installment of columnist William Tucker's series on the growing trade war between the United States and China.
Until we see a force buildup nearing the 2007 plan, it is highly unlikely that the U.S. plans any offensive action in the region or against Iran.