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Eurasian economic delegates, from left, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Belarusian Prime Minister Siarhiej Rumas, Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Tigran Sargsyan, chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, as they pose for a photo prior to the Eurasian Economic Union Intergovernmental Council in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (Yekaterina Shtukina, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)

Kazakhstan working hard for foreign direct investment

The lifeblood of any developing economy is foreign direct investment (FDI). Nations need to attract outside capital to develop infrastructure and human resources, to spur economic growth in order to create better living conditions for their people. The process can be tricky, as governments grapple with legacy issues, like heavy state asset ownership, poor rule of law, corruption and misallocation of capital.

'Racist' canard unraveling

I'm sick and tired of hearing that I am now being labeled as a white supremacist, white nationalist, deplorable Walmart shopper and every other stupid, slanderous, abusive term that the Democrats can spit out against anyone who supports President Trump. As a 100-percent disabled Marine Vietnam War veteran, this is intolerable.

Tolerance not just for Muslims

According to "Muslims clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site" (Web, Aug. 11), "Muslim worshipers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha."

President Donald Trump arrives to speaks Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, during a visit to Shell's soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, Pa. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democrats' impeachment payback

The wheel has come full circle, as Shakespeare said in so many words. Ever since Republicans tried and failed to remove Bill Clinton from the presidency with charges of lying and obstructing justice, Democrats have been yearning for Shakespearean retribution. But the scheme to impeach Donald Trump, the man who rose to power by the doubly injurious act of defeating Hillary and ending the Clinton dynasty, is bereft of poetic justice. Vengeance is not justice, and there is nothing poetic about payback.

This March 28, 2017, photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein.  Newly released court documents show that Epstein repeatedly declined to answer questions about sex abuse as part of a lawsuit. A partial transcript of the September 2016 deposition was included in hundreds of pages of documents placed in a public file Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 by a federal appeals court in New York. Epstein pleaded not guilty to 2019 sex trafficking charges. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

The ultimate Epstein death conspiracy: He is still alive

The name Jeffrey Epstein has taken up most of the bandwidth in news outlets since last Saturday morning, when we were told his lifeless body was found in his Metropolitan Correctional Center cell in New York. Epstein was being housed there pending trial on sex-trafficking charges.

FILE - In this  June 29, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan. Facing another U.S. tariff hike, Xi is getting tougher with Washington instead of backing down. Both sides have incentives to settle a trade war that is battering exporters on either side of the Pacific and threatening to tip the global economy into recession. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Who's winning the trade war?

To listen to the White House, America is winning the trade war with China, but like other great struggles, a few battles won does not necessarily equate with victory. And progress in trade wars is not like military operations where victories can be measured by territories gained and populations pacified.

Illustration on the Russian struggle against Nazi Germany in World War II by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Kremlin rewriting World War II history

Embracing the Kremlin's distorted view of history has the potential to cause costly mistakes in the future as the West engages (or reengages) with Moscow.

The Chinese Missile Threat Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Underestimating China's nuclear threat

Fiona Cunningham relies on unclassified sources to provide a well-researched summary of the mainstream view of academics, China scholars and even many military professionals of the PRC's nuclear doctrine and C3 arrangements. Unfortunately, this mainstream view is almost certainly wrong.

In Afghanistan, no deal is better than a bad deal

In Afghanistan, no deal is better than a bad deal

Two years ago this month, Zalmay Khalilzad, the distinguished diplomat who has served as America's ambassador to both Iraq and Afghanistan, praised President Trump for adopting "a realistic position regarding peace talks" with the Taliban, "moving away from President Barack Obama's pursuit of reconciliation regardless of the deteriorating military situation."

Downing Street Weathervane Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Brexit has changed everything, even the wind

Britain's new trade secretary, Liz Truss, has said, "Negotiating and signing exciting new free trade agreements is my top priority -- and none are more important than with the United States."

Illustration on presidential character and behavior by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The presidential choice in 2020

Even President Trump's staunchest supporters wince at times over some of his tweets. But in deciding whether to vote for him in 2020, those who ignore his success with the economy and defeat of the ISIS caliphate and instead focus on his comments might keep in mind what many of our presidents have really been like.

 'Chances Are: A Novel' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Chances Are: A Novel'

"Chances Are," Richard Russo's new novel, tells the stories of four people who meet in the late-'60s as students at Minerva, a Connecticut private college.

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks on the telephone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. In the background is a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson which Trump had installed in the first few days of his administration. President Donald Trump may have raised eyebrows over a series of racist tweets in July 2019 but it's not the first time a U.S. president has sparked attention for racist gestures. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Democrats, the party of dirty language

I was traveling with candidate Trump during the 2016 campaign, and we spent a night at the Trump National Doral Miami. I had to leave early to get back to Washington, and so I took a taxi the next morning from the hotel to the airport.

This July 1, 2019, file photo shows the Manhattan Correctional Center, in New York. Financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, a former law enforcement official said Saturday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Jeffrey Epstein's prison guard -- who wasn't a regular guard

- The Washington Times

One of the two guards pressed into service to guard imprisoned sex offender Jeffrey Epstein during what turned out to be the final moments of his life wasn't actually a regular guard, according to findings reported by The New York Times and The Associated Press. That's news that's worthy of more than a passing glance.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo will moderate a live townhall in El Paso on the "Gun Crisis."(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

'Fredo' as the 'n-word' a best-kept secret

- The Washington Times

If calling an Italian guy a "Fredo" is akin to calling a black dude an n-word, wouldn't everybody know that? Wouldn't media companies the world over insist on journalists writing "Fredo" as "F--o," or subbing in the "FO-word" when used in a quote -- or some other non-offending equivalent?

Humans will always divide

As white supremacists pine for a whites-only utopia, I wonder how long it would take before we Caucasians began to segregate ourselves according to subracial or ethnic identities (e.g., Western European from Eastern European heritage).

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