Posted on Thomas J. Shattuck E-NotesAfter challenging the “One China” policy—the bedrock of Sino-American relations—during his transition period, President Donald Trump accepted the long-standing position in a phone call with President Xi Jinping of China last week. In December 2016, Trump became the first U.S. president-elect to contact directly the president of Taiwan, and ...Posted on BackChannelThe Eurasia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute has named three Baltic Sea Fellows and two Black Sea Fellows. The Baltic Sea Fellows will conduct Baltic Sea region-related research and will speak and write on behalf of FPRI throughout the year. The Black Sea Fellows will engage in ...Posted on Walter A. McDougall The American Review of Books, Blogs, and BullMy subject today is American Civil Religion, its problematical relationship to Biblical religion, and especially its sometimes-nefarious influence on U.S. foreign policy. But for this session I thought to describe what we already knew and have recently learned about the faith and practice of Donald Trump. His civil religious ...Posted on Mackubin Thomas Owens The American Review of Books, Blogs, and BullWhat does it mean to be an American? Is being an American a function of blood, race, or language, or is it something else? When one asks such questions, one is really asking this: in what respect is America a “nation”? Is there an American “nationalism” and if so, ...