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Germany’s very public agonizing over whether to provide tanks to Ukraine exposed Berlin’s continued confusion about its status as a @NATO member. The question is whether Germany wants to be a full ally or a doughnut hole in an otherwise strong alliance.

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America remains irreplaceable


The greatest threats to the world come from China and Russia. Only the U.S. guarantees global order and security. This article was first published in Weltwoche, on January 26th, 2023. Click Here to read the original article. Henry Luce, publisher of Time magazine, coined the term “American Century” in 1941, almost nine months before Japan […]

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When Blinken goes to China, he should call its bluff on North Korea 


This article was first published in The Washington Post, on January 25th, 2023. Click Here to read the original article John R. Bolton served as national security adviser under President Donald Trump and is the author of “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.”  Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Beijing […]

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NATO’s Electoral Message for Erdoğan 


The alliance ought to put Ankara’s membership on the chopping block if the Turkish president meddles in the upcoming contests.  This article was first published in the Wall Street Journal on January 16th, 2023. Click Here to read the original article. With Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the helm, Turkey is again “the sick man of Europe,” albeit […]

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This week’s critical moment for Biden to act on China’s threat 


Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida comes to Washington this week for a potentially critical summit with President Joe Biden — particularly on China, which Tokyo now publicly recognizes as its principal threat.  Just weeks ago, Kishida announced a historical “turning point” in Tokyo’s security policy, vowing to double its defense budget in the next five […]

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Containing Isolationism


By Ambassador John Bolton This article was first published in the National Review, on January 5th, 2022. Click Here to read the original article. Among the many unwelcome legacies of Donald Trump’s random walk through foreign and defense policy during his presidency, the resurgence of isolationism and know-nothingism in the Republican Party is among the most […]

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