Since the first day of the 116th Congress, freshman members of the House of Representatives have signaled a shift in US foreign policy. Among those leading the helm, Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has repeatedly taken to Twitter to voice her views. Among various tweets, Representative Omar has voiced her concerns toward US involvement in the crisis in Venezuela and the special bilateral relationship between Israel and the United States.
Since her election, Representative Omar has received deep criticism for her opinion on the State of Israel and her tweets related to the…
Immigration policy in the United States remains one of the most difficult areas of public policy to adjust or make any progress on. Policymakers continue to grapple in rhetorical and ideological wars of words while the current Administration promulgates narratives that contain racist, biased, and factually incorrect propaganda. In addition, the absence of evidence based policy making further complicates the area of immigration policy with the false equivalencies that the current administration promotes.
During the 2016 election cycle, the then Republican candidate Donald Trump boldly proclaimed that countries within the Western Hemisphere only send their criminals, rapist, and untalented individuals…
Trade wars have been a phenomenon of the domestic and foreign policies of the United States. Historically, the decision to impose tariffs or restrictive measures on imports or other nations has remained a diplomatic tool to appease allies or make demands apparent to opposing nations. However, trade wars could escalate into a full fledged war and the Trump Administration has a poor memory of United States history to continue with its current policies.
In less than a month, President Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un were scheduled to meet in Singapore to hold talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Prior to the announcement of the Singaporean summit, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un held a historic procession of the North Korean leader entering South Korea via the DMZ for the first time since the Korean War.
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