Italy joins China’s BRI

Italy’s Di Maio tries to reassure Washington after becoming first G-7 country to join China’s massive Belt and Road initiative KEY POINTS Italy on Saturday became the first Group of 7 country to join China’s expansive Belt and Road Initiative, drawing concern from the U.S. and European allies. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Rome saw a total of 29 …

Another Step for the Space Force

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow JUNE 2019—The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted in favor of standing up a new military branch focused on defending U.S. interests and assets in space. Although the plan still faces obstacles in the House, there is growing bipartisan support for the new branch—and a growing body of evidence that the time has …

To Defend Freedom Abroad, We Need Freedom at Home

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow MAY 2019—Not long ago, there was a stigma in America attached to the word “socialism.” It was viewed as alien and indeed hostile to the American way of life. As Reagan put it in 1967, “Our national purpose is to unleash the full talent and genius of the individual—not to create mass movements …