Foreign Affairs

At the United Nations yesterday, President Obama took to the podium to once again blame the United States for the woes of the world. He suggested our country is just one of many that need to get beyond the old divisions of...
Free trade has taken a lot of hits this campaign season. Candidates from both parties have argued that this core tenet of capitalism should be completely rewritten, if not entirely erased. The reasoning goes something like...
There are three options for conservatives that I can understand and one that is totally unforgivable. For many conservatives and quite a few Republicans (including many who are planning to vote for Trump), they have have...
The Zika virus has now spread to America along with its risk of death and birth defects. Coastal Texas “is at equal risk to Florida” says experts at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Last week President Obama signed the bipartisan Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act (HR 3766) into law. I am pleased to hear that the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act has been signed into law. A...
ISIS functions as a state, controlling a vast territory with millions of residents, whereas al Qaeda operates primarily as an organization with considerably fewer resources.
Recently I joined House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul and other Members of Congress on an overseas delegation to examine the spread of Islamic terror and other threats to the United States and its...
As the world leader in freedom and democracy, it is in our national interest to see the same freedoms we enjoy spread to people throughout the world. The Republic of Georgia is a small and young democracy in an area that is...
I couldn’t help thinking Donald Trump’s foreign-policy speech last week might actually have been halfway decent, based on the screeches from the neocons and the cheers from some noninterventionists.Then I read it, and, well...
A new round of United Nations sanctions on North Korea has a lot of loopholes, and China is only enforcing those that hit at Pyongyang’s weapons-making capabilities. The rogue nation, that is once again making nuclear...
For the "most transparent administration in history" we know there was a cover-up of the exchange of $400 million for American prisoners in Iran.Think about the implications of this action, the safety of Americans overseas...
Concerns about the Clinton Foundation are not new, but information that has recently come to light demonstrates once again that concerns are absolutely warranted.
As the White House and Hillary Clinton faced questions Thursday about a $400-million cash payment to Iran early this year, there was a bit of shared incredulity that it has suddenly become an issue in the presidential...
The Remedies for Refusal of Repatriation Act, or “Casey’s Law,” ensures that when countries put Americans at risk by refusing to accept deported criminals, those countries are held accountable.
What the world witnesses in the Turkish coup attempt is a direct result of the foreign policy of Barack Obama, ergo the residual of Hillary Clinton’s failed job as Secretary of State. The woman who presided over Arab Spring...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress today. It was really a historic day in Washington, D.C., and in the relationship between the government of the Republic of India and the United...
Israel has always been surrounded by threats. Since it was established, Israel has survived Arab armies waiting at its borders to destroy the Jewish state. It has persisted in the face of suicide bombers and terrorist...
Yet, memories of that war, and what went wrong in our attempt to prevent a Communist takeover of South Vietnam, came flooding back to me as I read Geoffrey Shaw’s book.
Mexico and its economy is very important to our economy and how we do as a country. And in today's globalized world, we must continue to support our economic partnership with Mexico and find ways to build on it and certainly...
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump claims he is going to build a wall along the border and get Mexico to pay for it.

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