By Brandon Christensen, RealClearHistory: “From 1283 to the present-day, Russia has slowly, steadily expanded its initial territory centered at Moscow east, west, north, and south. In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville saw in Russia an alternative to the American democratic model that he observed firsthand in the conclusion of Volume 1 of his magnificent, two-volume book Democracy in America.
- "President Trump Calls Out Russia for Helping North Korean Sanctions Evasion," Boris Zilberman and Mathew Ha; FDD Policy Brief
- Six Chinese ships covertly aided North Korea. The U.S. was watching
President Trump seemed to directly implicate China in the smuggling, writing on Twitter that it had been “caught RED HANDED” allowing illicit oil deliveries to North Korea. Tracing the Winmore’s ownership and its contraband oil underscores the difficulty of identifying who is complicit, despite what the president’s jab suggested. - New York Times