HJ Mai

HJ Mai is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering politics, business and sports for various U.S. and European publications. Originally from Munich, Germany, HJ most recently worked as the energy reporter and web editor for Pacific Business News in Hawaii. He is currently traveling the U.S. looking for interesting stories. You can reach him at hjmai31@gmail.com.

Recent Work

A Merit-Based System Might Not Be The Answer to America’s Immigration Woes Immigration
A Merit-Based System Might Not Be The Answer to America’s Immigration Woes
March 22, 2019
by HJ Mai

The history of the United States is inextricably linked to immigration, but creating a legislative framework that balances economic need with national security concerns appears to be an insurmountable challenge for today’s lawmakers. President Donald Trump has been very clear about his priorities when it comes... Read More

America’s Oil and Natural Gas Boom Continues To Reshape Foreign Policy Energy
America’s Oil and Natural Gas Boom Continues To Reshape Foreign Policy
March 15, 2019
by HJ Mai

For decades, U.S. presidents have pursued energy policies aimed at reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. The first commander in chief to achieve the goal of energy independence could be President Donald Trump, with the United States expected to become a net energy exporter next year.... Read More

Is Europe Turning Its Back on Trump’s America? Foreign Affairs
Is Europe Turning Its Back on Trump’s America?
February 23, 2019
by HJ Mai

The historical alliance between the United States and Western Europe has resulted in an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic, but U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is causing a rift. Tensions at the recent Munich Security Conference highlighted the... Read More

Fixing America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Infrastructure
Fixing America’s Crumbling Infrastructure
February 23, 2019
by HJ Mai

In his 2018 State of the Union address, U.S. President Donald Trump promised the American people “gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways across our land,” but even back then reports already suggested that the president “hates” part of the infrastructure plan he would unveil... Read More

Venezuela – Trump’s Foreign Policy Excursion Venezuela
Venezuela – Trump’s Foreign Policy Excursion
February 13, 2019
by HJ Mai

In his first two years as the leader of the free world, U.S. President Donald Trump aggressively pushed his “America First” agenda and selectively disengaged the United States from the international stage. He also publicly questioned America’s traditional alliances and called for reforms to international treaties... Read More

Failure to Resolve U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Lead to a Global Recession Trade
Failure to Resolve U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Lead to a Global Recession
January 29, 2019
by HJ Mai

Cabinet-level delegations from the U.S. and China will meet in Washington, D.C. starting Wednesday for a pivotal round of negotiations to resolve the ongoing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Read More

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