empire

[OP-ED]: On North Korea, hope is not a strategy

 07/11/2017 - 15:46
Kim Jong Un is a young man but has been highly effective at preserving his authority. He has secured the support of the military and sidelined or killed anyone who threatened his grip on power -- including his uncle and, allegedly, his half-brother. EFE

In Washington, there is a conventional wisdom on North Korea that spans both parties and much of elite opinion. It goes roughly like this: North Korea is the world’s most bizarre country, run by a crackpot dictator with a strange haircut. He is unpredictable and irrational and cannot be negotiated with. Eventually this weird and cruel regime will collapse. Meanwhile, the only solution is more and more pressure. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 3:30pm

[OP-ED]: The Comey firing reminds us of a bigger danger

 05/18/2017 - 09:37
File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE

I have tried to evaluate Donald Trump’s presidency fairly. I’ve praised him when he has appointed competent people to high office and expressed support for his policies when they seemed serious and sensible (even though this has drawn criticism from some quarters). But there has always been another aspect to this presidency lurking beneath the surface, sometimes erupting into full view as it did this week. Donald Trump, in much of his rhetoric and many of his actions, poses a danger to American democracy.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:45am
Plain Text Author: 
Fareed Zakaria

Inside the tangled empire of the president's daughter

 05/01/2017 - 15:01
Ivanka Trump during the W20 summit in Berlin, on April 25, 2017. EFE/CLEMENS BILAN / POOL

Ethic experts are concerned that despite removing herself from the management of her Ivanka Trump fashion company and becoming an unpaid government employee in March, her political and business interests are still so closely linked that she is deep in an ethical “danger zone” over conflict of interest laws.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:45pm
Author: 

[OP-ED]: Trump is beginning to reverse 70 years of American foreign policy

 02/01/2017 - 06:58
In his first days in office, Donald Trump has begun to reverse the domestic policies of the previous eight years. But with regard to America’s relations with the world, Trump seems far more radical. In word and deed, he appears to be walking away from the idea of America at the center of an open, rule- based international order. This would be a reversal of more than 70 years of American foreign policy. EFE
 

In an essay in The New York Review of Books, Jessica Mathews points out that since 1945, Americans of both political parties have accepted three principles. First, that America’s security is enhanced by its broad and deep alliances around the world. Second, that an open global economy is not a zero-sum game but rather allows America to prosper and others to grow. And finally, while there was debate about whether dictatorships were to be “tolerated, managed, or confronted,” in the end there was a faith in democracy and its advantages.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 6:44am
Plain Text Author: 
Fareed Zakaria

Journey to the house where the US Independence was born

 06/29/2017 - 14:53
Esta es una réplica de lo que habría sido la casa donde Tomás Jefferson redactó el documento fundacional del país. Excepto por las llaves de la puerta, nada de lo que hay en el lugar es original de la época. 

Just a few days before the United States celebrates the 341st anniversary of its birth as a republic, the National Park Service in Philadelphia has 54 sites and historic buildings that now stand as bridges to a heroic past that still defines the Spirit of national democracy.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:30am