President Donald Trump has failed to secure the needed votes to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. Mary Zelenova explores the reasons behind the defeat.
From a campaign based on a rhetoric of reconciling America’s values and morals with its actions abroad comes the stark reality of an administration that, for the most part, greatly expanded the use of drones outside of war zones. Natalia Valencia highlights some of the issues surrounding President Obama’s rhetoric versus his pragmatic approach to counterterrorist policy, particularly its controversial drone program.
President Obama has commuted the 35-year sentence of transgender Wikileaks contributor Chelsea Manning. Human rights, national security, and Obama’s legacy are all at play in the decision.
As a result of increased political instability in Afghanistan, a window of opportunity has opened for ISIS. Pierre Olivier-Bussieres asseses the conditions Afghanistan has provided for ISIS to successfully operate within the region.
David Sutton discusses the complexities of providing military equipment to Taiwan in the face of technological rivalry and political pressure from Beijing.