CGTN: It’s time for the U.S. to end its failed “China Initiative”

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I outline why the Biden administration has to end the failed "China Initiative" now. We must not mince words here: The "China Initiative" has nothing to do with uncovering educators who are seeking to share important research findings with China. And it has nothing to do with national security. … Continue reading CGTN: It’s time for the U.S. to end its failed “China Initiative”

China Focus: The lesson about the Trump/Milley debate

Photo: Anthony Moretti 6Jan2018 In my latest editorial for China Focus, I look at the broader issue in the recent claims made by two American authors about Donald Trump and possible war with China. That is the lesson in all of this: the depth of hate that has infected Americans’ thinking about China. To list … Continue reading China Focus: The lesson about the Trump/Milley debate

China Focus: U.S. slams door on some Chinese students, damages itself in process

My latest editorial for China Focus questions the necessity of the U.S. denying educational opportunities for some Chinese students while also punishing some Chinese researchers already in the country. The moments of friendship and learning that take place outside the classrooms and labs are as important to the study abroad experience as are the lectures … Continue reading China Focus: U.S. slams door on some Chinese students, damages itself in process

The impeachment trial will be good theater (and accomplish nothing)

I get it. I really do: Democrats (and maybe a couple Republicans) want another opportunity to demonstrate Donald Trump’s lousy character while also fishing for information about whether he incited a group of people to attempt an overthrow of the government. (And what a ragtag group of followers they were, but that’s another story.) As … Continue reading The impeachment trial will be good theater (and accomplish nothing)

This post echoes louder and louder: Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

Bobby Knight is the greatest thing to ever happen to the Indiana University men’s basketball program. He set the Hoosiers on a trajectory that few men or women before or after him have matched at any other school across the university. Indiana basketball has been, at best, a second-tier national program since Knight was fired … Continue reading This post echoes louder and louder: Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

Bobby Knight is the greatest thing to ever happen to the Indiana University men’s basketball program. He set the Hoosiers on a trajectory that few men or women before or after him have matched at any other school across the university. Indiana basketball has been, at best, a second-tier national program since Knight was fired … Continue reading Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

Sure, Jonathan Pollard has made it to Israel. But we must admit the obvious.

I'll leave it to others to argue whether Jonathan Pollard is a traitor to the U.S. I'll leave it to others to fight over whether Pollard should have been allowed to leave the country and move to Israel. I'll leave it to others to explain why Pollard has been received as a hero by the … Continue reading Sure, Jonathan Pollard has made it to Israel. But we must admit the obvious.