Bonicelli served in the George W. Bush administration. His career includes a presidential appointment with Senate confirmation as assistant administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development; as a professional staff member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives; and as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Tennessee.
The public reaction to French President Emmanuel Macron’s fuel tax increase that caused this weekend’s protests is making him even less popular and represents a profound challenge to Macron’s future.
Trump and Macron alternate between clashing with and fawning over one another, because although they are quite different people, they seek similar goals.
Today the president let Vladimir Putin save too much face, which could delay improvement in U.S.-Russia relations.
If you don’t like the messenger or how he messages, fine, but don’t miss the real issue: Does NATO as it is functioning require a bit of scrutiny and reform? Obviously so.
The Trump administration likely has a strategy in mind to change the way U.S. enemies have gotten used to thinking after eight years of President Obama.
John Bolton not only shares the president’s views on many foreign policy issues, he has decades of experience in government, politics, and American leadership.
By removing the term limits to the presidency in China, Xi becomes what Mao was — a permanent and exceedingly powerful dictator.
Steven Pinker oversimplifies the Enlightenment by claiming it pits reason against faith. In fact, the Enlightenment sprung from Christian ideas of nature.
Gawdat Bahgat’s ideas are worth dissecting because they are what Obama administration defenders have been saying for years about Iran in defense of the flawed nuclear deal.
It takes ignorance or willful obfuscation to assert President Trump has flipped since he started listening to generals.
It is a good thing for rational dialogue and eventual progress for leaders like Emmanuel Macron to accidentally tell the truth publicly, even if his unforced truth-telling was incomplete.
President Trump does not believe the United States has enemies only because we create them, or that anything good comes from accommodating hostile regimes.
If we think that region is chaotic now, imagine if there were not a state like Israel to mitigate the barbarism that repeatedly emanates from it.
Unlike Obama and Kerry’s approach to diplomacy, which starts with what the people on the other side of the table want or will accept, Rex Tillerson starts with what America needs.
I pity people who celebrate the life of Fidel Castro in a knee-jerk reaction to salve their consciences for having committed themselves to failed and morally bankrupt ideas.
Libertarians are always rightly questioning the role of the state, the size of its power, and the competence of its bureaucrats.
To say Prince was ‘debauched’ or ‘a great pop entertainer’ is not sufficient: that can be said about thousands of entertainers over the last 40 years.
President Obama’s weakness in Syria gave Vladimir Putin an opening to make Russia the dominant power in the region.
President Obama thinks the main problem with the world is the United States. That’s why he needs to cut us down to size in Cuba—and everywhere else.
Venezuelans who oppose the thuggery socialism has inflicted upon their countrymen have flipped the national legislature.
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