Recent Op-Eds

Trump’s Team Should Ditch the ‘Clash of Civilizations’

By Emma Ashford. The National Interest. December 7, 2016.

It’s certainly easy to see why Huntington’s ideas, particularly the idea that terrorism is being driven by some larger clash of civilizations, would appeal to Trump, with his limited knowledge of foreign affairs.

Environmental Fears over DAPL Overblown

By Patrick J. Michaels. The Hill (Online). December 6, 2016.

The environment is important, but not as important to environmentalists as a large coalition.

Heading for Trade War with China

By Steve H. Hanke. OMFIF Bulletin. December 5, 2016.

Hardly a day goes by without Trump railing against China, accusing it of unfair trade practices and currency manipulation.

What Was the Goal of Trump’s Call with Taiwan?

By Ted Galen Carpenter. National Interest (Online). December 5, 2016.

U.S. formal recognition of an independent Taiwan could easily push Chinese leaders over the edge into embracing the military option to compel reunification.