April 2018 Homepage

April 2018 Homepage
Cover Story

With Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition,
U.S. Is on the Wrong Side of History


In May, President Trump will make history when he inaugurates the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, cementing America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. But the ribbon-cutting, which coincides with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence, will be nothing less than “catastrophic,” warns Husam Zomlot, Palestine’s man in Washington. Readore
Also See: Former U.S. Treasury Official Sees Gulf States Warming to Israel

Trump’s Tariffs

Trump’s Aluminum, Steel Tariffs
Spark Fears of Global Trade War

a1.tariffs.trump.homePresident Trump’s imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as part of his “America First” agenda has ignited a worldwide firestorm of anger, frustration and confusion — and fears of a tit-for-tat trade war. Read More

Votes to Watch

Latin America Has Big Votes This
Year. Here’s Why They Matter.

a2.latin.america.elections.mexico.homeAgainst the backdrop of high-profile corruption scandals, a series of unpredictable elections and transitions will take place this year, notably in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba. In total, nearly two-thirds of Latin Americans will elect a new president in 2018, possibly transforming the region’s politics for years to come. Read More

Cuba in Transition

Cuba’s Raúl Castro to Step Down as
Its Relations with Washington Worsen

a3.cuba.fidel.homeCome April 19, Cuba — for the first time in nearly six decades — will be led by a man whose last name isn’t Castro. But that doesn’t mean relations with Washington will get any better. Read More

Nordic Vantage Point

Op-Ed: Security Cooperation
Must Be Mutually Beneficial

a5.norway.marines.homeThe meeting on March 20 between U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Norwegian Minister of Defense Frank Bakke-Jensen confirmed the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Norway. It also confirmed that our security cooperation is a two-way street. Read More


Why Does the U.S. Spend More on
Health Care Than Other Countries?

a6.medical.healthcare.costs.homeIt’s well known that the United States spends a lot more for its health care than other industrialized nations do. But a new study claims that some of the purported explanations for why America’s health care bill is so huge simply do not wash. Read More