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The Speech

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On August 16, 2021

I very rarely watch politics on television. But visiting my parents, they had Biden’s Afghanistan speech on so I watched it. It’s a terrible situation. But it was a great speech. Simply pu

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Biden’s Cuba Failure

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In General
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On July 1, 2021
Biden’s lack of movement on Cuba, basically leaving things as they were under Trump, is absolutely 100% unacceptable and I am pretty disgusted by it. When the administrations of Barack Obama and Raúl Castro charted a new course toward Cuba-US diplomatic relations, there was hope that an end to the embargo was on the horizon. […]
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I have a brand new piece online at Foreign Affairs on why I’m extremely skeptical of the idea of “Great-Power Competition” as a strategic framework. Great powers compete. The relative decline of the United States means that other great powers – notably rising ones, such as China – can compete more effectively than they could […]
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Trump Lost his Trade War

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In china , foreign policy
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On January 13, 2021
At least, that’s the conclusion of an interesting piece in Bloomberg News. The deficit did fall year-on-year in 2019, as U.S. companies switched to imports from countries like Vietnam, but it remained higher than the $254 billion gap in 2016. That was partly because Beijing’s imposition of retaliatory tariffs on about $110 billion in goods reduced […]
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