Often overlooked in the tumult of Washington’s foreign policy debates is the remarkable consistency of U.S. foreign and trade policies over time. This is due to one immutable factor: American national interests. When U.S. policy moves away from our national interest, not only does it cease to serve its…
In his new book, Private Anti-Piracy Navies, award-winning author John-Clark Levin explains how private security...…
Piracy in West Africa grabbed global headlines when two American sailors were kidnapped during an attack on an oil supply vessel off the Nigerian coast.
The captain and chief engineer, both US citizens, were released in early November 2013, nearly three weeks later.
These were not the first kidnappings of Americans by pirates. But the latest incident garnered…
When pirates off the Nigerian coast abducted two Americans on an oil ship early Thursday morning, resulting news...…
America’s Enduring Leadership in Asia
America has been engaged in Asia since a few decades after securing its independence.
Its early interest is documented in the 1833 Treaty on Amity and Commerce between the U.S. and the Kingdom of Siam Thailand), and later in the market-opening 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa with Japan. The U.S. has, in fact, been a “resident…
Last week President Barack Obama praised Presidents Yayi of Benin, Condé of Guinea, Issoufou of Niger and Ouattara of...…
The global financial crisis has had a major impact on perceptions of American power and its relationships in Asia. Many of the perceptions are not founded on facts. Among the facts often overlooked:
American companies invest far more abroad than does all of Asia combined.
For every dollar the U.S. has invested in China it has invested two in Australia…
Earlier this week, Maya MacGuineas, a fiscal policy expert at the New America Foundation, ranked Congress’s options in...…
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