President Trump began recasting America’s role in the global economy Monday, canceling an agreement for a sweeping trade deal with Asia that he once called a “potential disaster.”

Trump signed the executive order formally ending the United States’ participation in the T...

January 18, 2017

We are pleased to announce the full lineup for the Council’s 2017 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series. This 8-week program runs from February 6 to April 3, on Monday nights at 6:00pm in the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center.

$10 admission per discussion....

January 13, 2017

As a new year begins I wish to reflect on the Syrian government’s continued resistance and impending victory—with the help of the Russian military—against western backed terrorist forces. The defense of Syria, after an almost six-year-long proxy offensive against it, h...

The greatness of a democratic political system is that there is legitimacy with change. When an authoritarian government changes leaders, there is always uncertainty of what it means and what will happen. This year, in the United States, Donald Trump won a legitimate e...

January 9, 2017

2017 will see the clash of big-power nationalisms, triggered by Donald Trump’s forthcoming inauguration as the 45th President of the United States.

The most immediately striking characteristic of the Trump administration is its attitude to China. During the campaign the...

January 9, 2017

Despite the formidable threats currently facing the EU, Daniel Gros offers reassurances that its multi-level democracy and open economy will become more attractive again once the populists fail to deliver and weakened checks and balances lead to excesses.

Another year h...

It’s time to decide what goals should guide American foreign policy in the 21st century, and what allies are needed to advance them.

Donald Trump is practically alone in mainstream American politics in his consistent praise of Vladimir Putin and insistence that the Unit...

At this naked moment in the American experiment, when many people perceive civilization on the verge of blowing up in some metaphorical sense, there is an elderly man in California hoping to seize your attention about another possibility.

It is that civilization is on t...

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