The real threat to U.S. democracy is not from an imagined “deep state” bent on undermining an elected president. Instead, it comes from a “weak state” of hollowed out institutions and battered and belittled public servants.
Russia and China’s strategic military cooperation is becoming ever closer. President Putin has announced that Russia is helping China build an early warning system to spot intercontinental ballistic missile launches.
The breakup campaign has spawned dozens of antitrust probes against Amazon, Apple, and Google as well as Facebook, and it has started a long-overdue debate about Silicon Valley’s sweeping influence.
The Egyptian military’s takeover in 2013 transformed its role in the national economy, turning it into an autonomous actor that can reshape markets and influence government policy setting and investment strategies.
While the U.S. economy has been growing and unemployment rates have fallen, too many Americans still struggle to sustain a middle-class lifestyle. Are changes to U.S. foreign policy required to better advance the economic well-being of America’s middle class?
Russia increasingly looks to Africa to project power and influence. This presents a challenge as the United States seeks to promote democracy, peace, and prosperity.