Some Initial China Trip Reactions



China’s been out of the game for a few hundred years, but it’s back. The Chinese themselves believe that their collective ascendancy is fragile and fraught with problems — particularly environmental degradation associated with growth. The smog in Beijing really stings the unconditioned eyeball.

Obama to Head to Europe and the Middle East: Obama Should Address “Divided Palestine”



Senator Obama put out this statement today on his just announced trips to Europe, Israel and Jordan: “This trip will be an important opportunity for me to assess the situation in countries that are critical to American national security, and to consult with some of our closest friends and allies about the common challenges we…