Pardon an outburst from a fervent friend of the United States: Yes, Secretary of State John Kerry is right! This year’s election campaign is indeed an embarrassment to America!
As Kerry said, America’s friends around the world are shocked. I am a European conservative, and I am shocked. I speak with friends in Europe every day, including senior officials in Germany and seasoned political observers in France. And they are shocked by this country’s descent into abject vulgarity at a time when the world yearns for American leadership displaying wisdom and values. Continue reading
It is only a matter of time before China establishes an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea, according to Peter Jennings of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
Speaking at a forum of the Washington-based think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Tuesday, Jennings said that the ADIZ will likely be announced shortly after Chinese president Xi Jinping’s scheduled visit to the United States in September. Continue reading