Policy
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Taking a second look

Foreign Policy | Obama’s foreign policy wasn’t the work of 100 days either
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/15/17, 04:09 pm

I have some one-minute synopses, if you care to hear them. I think coddling Turkey at this time is a mistake. That’s what the Trump administration appears to be doing in holding off its support for an offensive to retake Raqqa, ISIS headquarters in Syria, until after an April referendum in Turkey.

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Using the source material

Immigration | We can avoid embarrassing silence on immigration
by Joel Belz
Posted 2/15/17, 03:34 pm

“I’ll tell you one thing I especially like about WORLD magazine,” William Bennett told me during a visit in his office in downtown Washington, D.C. “I’m glad for your position on immigration. I appreciate your open spirit. It’s rare enough among conservatives.”

I was surprised that this former secretary of education in President Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet and “drug czar” under President George H.W. Bush picked that particular aspect of WORLD’s profile and reputation.

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Trump reaffirms ‘One China’ policy

China | The president backs away from earlier overtures concerning Taiwan
by June Cheng
Posted 2/11/17, 10:14 am

After a tense few months, U.S. President Donald Trump reaffirmed the “One China” policy in a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday evening, acknowledging China’s belief that Taiwan is a part of Chinese territory.

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