Relations with China: History is Key

China’s growing influence over the Asian region is becoming obvious.  Their Belt Road Initiative (BRI) is gaining popularity and free trade agreements are both flowing and forthcoming.  The nations of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Mongolia, South Korea, and Taiwan all have history with China, and some millennia longer than others.  Navigating this past is necessary … Continue reading Relations with China: History is Key

The Power of Our Example

United States domestic policies under President Trump have obvious implications within the US, but internationally as well.  Some nations have publicly decried these beliefs, but interestingly, these governments tend to be strong and its citizens generally safe.  Few of these countries have spoken up for the newer or emerging republics, or the governmentally struggling.  Trump’s … Continue reading The Power of Our Example