The American Interest (30)

The “New” Afghanistan Strategy

It's a lot like the old Afghanistan strategy, but with Trumpian characteristics. The post The “New” Afghanistan Strategy appeared first on The American Interest.

Trump Puts A New Sanctions Squeeze On China and Russia

Treasury turns up the heat on Pyongyang's enablers in Moscow and Beijing. The post Trump Puts A New Sanctions Squeeze On China and Russia appeared first on The American Interest.

Elvis as Thespian

The King's contribution to the film canon. The post Elvis as Thespian appeared first on The American Interest.

America's Next Eclipse Is a Threat to National Security

This year's total solar eclipse was fun, but the next one will expose solar power's biggest weakness. The post America's Next Eclipse Is a Threat to National Security appeared first on The American Interest.

Merkel Rubs Salt in SPD's Wounds

With her opponents already on the back foot, Merkel takes aim at the former SDP leader's Russian business ties. The post Merkel Rubs Salt in SPD's Wounds appeared first on The American Interest.

Erdogan to German Turks: German Politicians Are The Enemy

Turkey's President Erdogan has declared that all three of Germany's largest parties are the enemies of Turks. The post Erdogan to German Turks: German Politicians Are The Enemy appeared first on The American Interest.

The Framework of the Power Structures

Does Putin have anything to offer Russia in 2018 other than further concentrating power in his own hands? The post The Framework of the Power Structures appeared first on The American Interest.

Chinese Traders Feel the Pinch From Sanctions

As Chinese businessmen protest the latest sanctions, will China's cooperation on North Korea last? The post Chinese Traders Feel the Pinch From Sanctions appeared first on The American Interest.

Can Trump Destroy Obamacare in Two Simple Moves?

If you game it out, it's not certain he will be able to pull it off. The post Can Trump Destroy Obamacare in Two Simple Moves? appeared first on The American Interest.

The Golden Age of Natural Gas

Thanks to the American shale boom and a newly globalized market, natural gas is changing geopolitics around the globe. The post The Golden Age of Natural Gas appeared first on The American Interest.

In the Shadow of Weimar

Understanding America's emerging domestic terrorism problem. The post In the Shadow of Weimar appeared first on The American Interest.

Britain Drills Its First Shale Well Since 2011

The UK could use that shale gas, but geology and public opinion remain major hurdles. The post Britain Drills Its First Shale Well Since 2011 appeared first on The American Interest.

Britain Drills its First Shale Well Since 2011

The UK could use that shale gas, but geology and public opinion remain major hurdles. The post Britain Drills its First Shale Well Since 2011 appeared first on The American Interest.

China and India Face Off at Another Himalayan Hotspot

As the Sikkim border standoff festers, Sino-Indian tensions are flaring up in Kashmir. The post China and India Face Off at Another Himalayan Hotspot appeared first on The American Interest.

No Mr. President, We Should Not Execute Terrorists With Pigs Blood Bullets

President Trump made reference to a legend about General Pershing and pigs today. It's untrue, and wouldn't work. And he shouldn't be tweeting it. The post No Mr. President, We Should Not Execute Terrorists With Pigs Blood Bullets appeared first on The American Interest.

Charlottesville and Our Crisis of Political Legitimacy

The Republic is in bad shape—not because of Charlottesville, but because of how our politics are playing out in its aftermath. The post Charlottesville and Our Crisis of Political Legitimacy appeared first on The American Interest.

A Mexican Oil Renaissance Could Thaw US Relations

Build offshore oil rigs, not walls. The post A Mexican Oil Renaissance Could Thaw US Relations appeared first on The American Interest.

Israeli General: We Hit Hezbollah Nearly 100 Times

Israeli officials are increasingly making public their responsibility for airstrikes against Hezbollah in Syria. The post Israeli General: We Hit Hezbollah Nearly 100 Times appeared first on The American Interest.

Charlottesville, Trump, and Our Bitter Politics

President Trump bears a large share of the blame for the rising tide of bitterness in our nation's public discourse since this past weekend's tragedy in Charlottesville. The post Charlottesville, Trump, and Our Bitter Politics appeared first on The American Interest.

You Probably Think This Art Is About You

How selfie-taking reconfigures our relationship to art. The post You Probably Think This Art Is About You appeared first on The American Interest.

The Incredible Shrinking President

How could any decent person, much less the leader of the Free World, show such callous indifference to the grotesque violence and racial hatred on display last weekend in Charlottesville? The post The Incredible Shrinking President appeared first on The American Interest.

Muqtada al-Sadr Visits the UAE

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are trying to outmaneuver Iran politically, but helping to rebuild Iraq might be a path to real influence. The post Muqtada al-Sadr Visits the UAE appeared first on The American Interest.

Diesel Is Driving Election Narratives in Germany

How a transport fuel became one of the biggest issues in this year's German election: The post Diesel Is Driving Election Narratives in Germany appeared first on The American Interest.

After the Health Care Sideshow

Why Obamacare—and the efforts to repeal it or fix it—are largely irrelevant to the real problems facing the U.S. health care system. The post After the Health Care Sideshow appeared first on The American Interest.

Iran's Banks Face Trouble from Within and Without

Like it or not, the Iran nuclear deal weds us to trying to integrate the country into the the international financial system. The post Iran's Banks Face Trouble from Within and Without appeared first on The American Interest.

Why Sanctions Matter

They hurt the Kremlin a lot more than most Western analysts appreciate. The post Why Sanctions Matter appeared first on The American Interest.

Are OPEC's Cuts Working?

Petrostates are unhappy, which may be all you need to know. The post Are OPEC's Cuts Working? appeared first on The American Interest.

Report: Ukraine Sold Rocket Technology to North Korea

The story is less who made the sale, but that the sale happened at all. The post Report: Ukraine Sold Rocket Technology to North Korea appeared first on The American Interest.

Terror in Charlottesville and American Decline

Great countries can fall apart. I don't know what that would look like for America. And I don't know how to stop it. The post Terror in Charlottesville and American Decline appeared first on The American Interest.

When Identity Politics Turns a Profit

A Columbia historian's new book gives insight into the crisis at Google. The post When Identity Politics Turns a Profit appeared first on The American Interest.