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Mythmaker: Review of "To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party"

Arthur Herman

America needs a good history of the Republican party; unfortunately, this isn’t it....

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Joining New Asian Bank Would Be a Better Way to Contain China’s Illegitimate Regional Ambitions

John Lee

In an episode of the popular political satire Yes Minister, permanent secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby explains to minister for administrative affairs J...

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Le Réalisme Libéral de Henry Kissinger

Benjamin Haddad

De Talleyrand à Twitter en passant par les armes nucléaires ou l’histoire de la diplomatie chinoise, Henry Kissinger, Secrétaire d’Etat (1973-1...

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Turkey's Contempt for NATO Principles

Seth Cropsey

When John Churchill, later the first duke of Marlborough, led the Anglo-Dutch alliance against Louis XIV, he and his ally differed constantly over tac...

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China Just Bit Apple -- and We Need to Bite Back

Arthur Herman

Apple announced last week that it’s been the target of the latest hacking outrage, after a series of devastating attacks on its iCloud server. Recall ...

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For U.S. and South Korea, Missile Defense Looms as Next Big Challenge

Richard Weitz

The first so-called 2+2 meeting of the U.S. and South Korean foreign and defense ministers since Park Geun-hye became South Korea’s president took p...

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Unconstrained Grand Strategy

Bryan McGrath

How grand is grand strategy? Frank Hoffman, a friend and WOTR contributing editor, wrote an article titled “Grand Strategy: The Fundamental Consider...

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Christopher DeMuth on Conversations with Bill Kristol

Christopher DeMuth

The latest episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol features political scientist and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute Christopher DeMuth....

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Destroying Pakistan

Nina Shea & Farahnaz Ispahani

Nina Shea and Farahnaz Ispahani on the persecution of Christians for "blasphemy"...

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The Rise of the Disrupters

Irwin M. Stelzer

No longer do innovators style themselves "entrepreneurs." Too French-effete sounding. Nor do these creators call themselves "capitalists." Too likely ...

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News Highlights (October 18-24)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

News highlights and links on the topic of financial corruption and autocracy....

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China's Rise is America's Opportunity

Thomas Moriarty

Since ISIL has captured America’s attention by its rapid conquest of much of Iraq and Syria, it has been the focus of American diplomacy, if America...

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Containing Ebola in NYC

Tevi Troy

Tevi Troy, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services, told CNBC in a "Squawk Box" interview on Friday that New York City is the mo...

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Will Political Unity Give Way to Opportunism after Ottawa Attacks?

Christopher Sands

For a place that is normally a forum for rancour and division, the House of Commons was all about common ground this week. In the wake of an armed at...

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Kurds, Christians and Barbarians at the Gate

Lela Gilbert

For nearly six months, the eyes of the world have been focused on the most bloodthirsty and openly barbaric group of Islamist radicals ever to bludgeo...

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The CNO is Wrong When He Says Seven Month Deployments are "Achievable and Sustainable"

Bryan McGrath

The Navy is fraying, and it is no longer simply around the edges. It is too small to meet the current demand from its two-hub construct, even as that ...

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Maryland's Purple Line Costs Exceed Benefits

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Based on claims of an increase in ridership of less than one percent 25 years from now, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) proposes that Maryla...

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El 'Affaire' Klinghoffer

Jaime Daremblum

Finalmente, el pasado lunes, la controversial obra de John Adams, La muerte de Klinghoffer , se presentó en el Metropolitan Opera de Nueva York, prime...

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Kerry Links Rise of ISIS With Failed Peace Talks

Lee Smith

Last week John Kerry’s peace process moved from its mannerist phase to something else—something very dangerous and destructive. At a State Departm...

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Waxman’s Net Neutrality Proposal Would Harm Businesses and Consumers

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, recently wrote the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to...

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Opinion: Ebola: Limiting Flights from Africa, at Last

Tevi Troy

Tevi Troy on new travel restrictions for passengers flying from West Africa to the United States....

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Business Is Missing the Big Picture in Hong Kong

John Lee

When the 1906 earthquake led to the deaths of about 3,000 people and destroyed about four-fifths of San Francisco, the esteemed Journal of Commerce (a...

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Why the Teenage Girls of Europe Are Joining ISIS

Lee Smith

Teenage girls are the West’s center of gravity: Virtually all of Western pop culture, the key to our soft power, is tailored to the tastes of teenag...

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Ann Marlowe on The John Batchelor Show

Ann Marlowe

Ann Marlowe on how radicalized Islam uses Facebook and Twitter. "Click here to listen to the segment.":http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.hudson.org/2014...

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HK Authorities Continue to Play Waiting Game: Pro

John Lee

John Lee, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, says authorities will prefer to wait out protesters and explains why the submission...

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Social Media in a Time of Terrorism

Ann Marlowe

In the debate about whether supporters of groups like Islamic State should be legally banned from social media, one argument runs that having material...

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Oil Prices Drop -- Who Wins and Who Loses?

Arthur Herman

The recent plunge in the global crude oil price down to near $85 a barrel — a 20 percent drop from June — has everyone talking, from Washington an...

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Chemical Weapons Regime Must Be Updated to Better Counter Terrorist Threat

Richard Weitz

A series of recent media reports have refocused attention on chemical weapons and highlighted the threat presented by their possible use by terrorists...

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Naval and Maritime Strategy

Bryan McGrath

Admiral Chris Parry (ret.) of the Royal United Services Institute, Bryan McGrath of Hudson’s Center for American Seapower, and Evan Montgomery of CS...

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Soft Power, Hard Choices

Aparna Pande

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to move on several fronts simultaneously to fulfil expectations he has generated in various constituencies. Through h...

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Ebola Isn’t a Messaging Problem

Scott Gottlieb & Tevi Troy

Much public skepticism about the government’s response to Ebola stems from the dogmatic pronouncements of Obama administration officials. In a video...

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America the Resilient

Irwin M. Stelzer

Oh, woe! Ebola has come to America and 150 people from infected countries are landing here every day. ISIS is battering the Kurds, to whom we have not...

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News Highlights (October 11-17)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

News highlights and links on the topic of financial corruption and autocracy....

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A Constitutional Congress?

Christopher DeMuth

What difference will it make if the Republicans win the Senate and hold the House in November? The House can already block Democratic legislation Repu...

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Re-imagining Pakistan

Husain Haqqani

Almost every discussion of Pakistan, especially in India, inevitably tends to be about the logic and raison d’etre of the country’s creation. The...

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Pakistan Is Sliding Toward Extremism

Farahnaz Ispahani & Nina Shea

The decision to award Malala Yousafzai the Nobel Peace Prize last week was a good one. After all, the 17 year-old, who was named a joint winner with a...

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Persecuted Christian: Will Pakistan's Asia Bibi Be Killed for Alleged Blasphemy?

Lela Gilbert

Amidst wars and rumors of wars, the eyes of the world have understandably fixed themselves on the Middle East. In Iraq and Syria, untold thousands ha...

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In the Middle East Everyone Has a Map of Their Own

Eric B. Brown

The state collapses and half-collapses of the 2011 Arab Spring revealed something that many regimes had been trying to keep hidden for decades: ...

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U.S., Japan Update Defense Guidelines to Expand Operations

Richard Weitz

On Oct. 8, after a year of intense effort, the Japanese and U.S. governments "released an interim progress report(The Interim Report on the Revision o...

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Broader Ebola Outbreak in US 'Inevitable'?

Tevi Troy

Former deputy secretary of Health and Human Services Tevi Troy explains his ominous prediction...

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Countering the Domestic Ebola Threat

Scott Gottlieb & Tevi Troy

Until recently, the bulk of the Obama administration’s efforts in the fight against Ebola have been on the international front. The emergence of a s...

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China Tries to Blame US for Hong Kong Protests

Michael Pillsbury

A Chinese state-run newspaper’s claim that the United States is helping pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong is only partially inaccurate, a top fo...

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Ann Marlowe on the John Batchelor Show

Ann Marlowe

Ann Marlowe discusses the UN's response to the crisis in Libya on "The John Batchelor Show."...

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Gabriel Schoenfeld: A Risen in the Sun

Gabriel Schoenfeld

A campaign is under way to present New York Times reporter James Risen as a potential martyr in the cause of the First Amendment guarantee of freedom ...

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Appeasing Iran

Lee Smith

Last week Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to the U.N. General Assembly and the White House to warn against letting Iran become a nuclea...

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FCC Plans Stealth Internet Tax Increase

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

American politicians of all stripes clearly see and oppose the abuses of the Internet abroad. But our government officials are not aware that the Fede...

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An Energy Revolution in Our Midst

Irwin M. Stelzer

Anyone who doubts that the deployment of the technologies we have come to call fracking constitutes a revolution should consider this. U.S. oil produc...

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A Nobel Laureate and Beacon for a Troubled Nation

Husain Haqqani

A 17-year-old from Pakistan has become the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize—awarded Friday to Malala Yousafzai, for her courage in ...

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News Highlights (October 4-10)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

News highlights and links on the topic of financial corruption and autocracy....

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Malala Has Won the Nobel Peace Prize – and It’s about Time

Lela Gilbert

Just about a year ago, the Western world held its collective breath, hoping against hope to hear that the courageous young Pakistani teenager, Malala ...

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): Rebirth and Regeneration?

Richard Weitz

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) like to boast that their organization is special. The Chinese, for example, refer to the SCO’...

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Hospital Erred With Ebola Patient

Tevi Troy

The first Ebola patient in the United States died because the hospital he went to initially released him when he should have been admitted, says forme...

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Former HHS Deputy Secretary: Ebola is Definitely Mutating

Tevi Troy

Former HHS Deputy Secretary Dr. Tevi Troy on the conflicting government procedures for dealing with the Ebola virus....

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From Attempted Murder in Denmark to Freedom in the Islamic State

Naser Khader

Lars Hedegaard responded to a knock at his front door in February, he saw a mailman waiting with a package delivery. What seemed to be a commonplace o...

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How Authoritarian States 'Win' Internationally

John Lee

The 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea (or South Korea) concluded over the weekend – not that you would know about it given the lack of ...

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Fighting Obamapolitik

Arthur Herman & John Yoo

A House and Senate unified under conservative leadership could use its own constitutional powers to begin to rebuild American influence....

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Many Variables to be Considered to Combat Ebola

Tevi Troy

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, joined Tevi Troy, former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to discu...

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After Modi Visit, U.S. and India Must Put 'Natural Partnership' Into Practice

Richard Weitz

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day visit to the United States last week garnered massive media and think tank attention during the month...

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Дэвид Саттер: Российские элиты относятся к стране как оккупанты

David Satter

Watch David Satter's Russian-language interview on Ukrainian lessons for Russia on Voice of America....

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Christian Arabs Are Being Persecuted in Denmark

Naser Khader

There is the perception that harassment and persecution of Christians is something that only takes place in the Middle East, but unfortunately it also...

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Ann Marlowe on The John Batchelor Show

Ann Marlowe

Ann Marlowe discusses recent updates on the crisis in Libya on “The John Batchelor Show.”...

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Двадцатая серия. Приключения иностранцев в России

David Satter

Watch David Satter's Russian-language interview with VOA on life in Russia....

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Iftar Invitations: A Stamp of Approval for Muslim Extremists

Naser Khader

During the month-long holiday of Ramadan, Muslims break their fast every evening with the iftar meal. For a number of years, the White House and s...

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Premature Closure? CDC Report Concerning the "Link" between Prescription Pills and Heroin Overdose Deaths Misreported by Reuters

David W. Murray

There is widespread (and not unreasonable) concern among Americans that those who misuse prescription opiate pain killers might switch over to heroin ...

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Stopping Ebola Before It Turns Into a Pandemic

Scott Gottlieb & Tevi Troy

It’s clear that this disease can’t be contained in West Africa. The best bet is a crash effort to develop and mass- produce drugs and vaccines....

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A Loss of Confidence in American Institutions

Irwin M. Stelzer

The U.S. economy added 248,000 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent. But the labor force participation rate continued t...

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News Highlights (September 27-October 3)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

News highlights and links on the topic of financial corruption and autocracy....

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Is America Prepared for Ebola?

Tevi Troy

Tevi Troy, American Health Policy Institute, discusses what the medical community can do to contain the spread of Ebola....

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What if Baghdad Falls to ISIS?

Arthur Herman

There are now reliable reports that ISIS forces are a mile or so from the Iraqi capital. While CNN, NPR, ABC, and the rest have been celebrating our p...

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Lower-Calorie Foods and Beverages Fuel Growth at Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Companies

Hank Cardello & Jeffrey Wolfson

This newest study takes a second look at whether the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation member companies are continuing to make progress in increasi...

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Japan's Coming Drone Revolution

Arthur Herman

Unmanned aircraft, or drones, made headlines last spring when South Korean investigators found three small robotic planes equipped with digital camera...

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We're Going Back To Counting Calories...And Here's Why That's A Good Thing

Hank Cardello

When we are talking about efforts to reduce obesity rates, the calories we buy, and consequently eat, do matter. Obesity is a supply problem: there ar...

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Gesta Democrática en Hong Kong

Jaime Daremblum

De nuevo, los estudiantes son la vanguardia de una gesta por la libertad y la democracia. Hong Kong, la excolonia británica, una próspera zona autó...

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Does Eric Holder’ Successor Face A Momentum Shift on Dope?

John P. Walters & David W. Murray

A poll reported in the Washington Post (September 23, 2014) offers positive news for those troubled by the movement to legalize marijuana. It also do...

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New Tactic in Left’s Never-Ending War Against Israel: Calling It 'JSIL'

Ronald Radosh

We now have the latest obscenity in the war against Israel. It comes from three sources — Al Jazeera television, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine h...

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Obama's Post-American World Is Taking Shape with the Rise of Iran

Arthur Herman

Anyone wanting to take the moral temperature of the post-American world President Obama wants to create only had to drop by the United Nations last Th...

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Time for China to Rule Hong Kong Wisely

John Lee

Last weekend, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi used the august platform of the UN General Assembly to urge countries to treat each other and their s...

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Three Steps to Protect US Intellectual Property

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

If there were ever any doubt about America’s diplomatic priorities, those doubts were erased last week: Protecting intellectual property is not a t...

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The Modi-Obama Meet: Kickstarting U.S.-India Relations

Aparna Pande

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for the first time Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C. They are the latest in a line ...

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The Obama-Military Divide

Seth Cropsey

In President Obama's "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday, he reiterated his vow not to involve U.S. combat troops in the fight against Islamic State jiha...

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Low-Key Caspian Sea Summit Has Far-Reaching Implications

Richard Weitz

The leaders of all five littoral states attended the fourth Caspian Sea summit in the Russian city of Astrakhan yesterday. The latest meeting was more...

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How Modi Can Strengthen Defense Ties with the U.S.

Aparna Pande

High expectations surround the first meeting between President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Washingtonhas pinned its hopes...

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The Unstable World - Pakistan

Husain Haqqani

Pakistan may well be the most dangerous nation in the world. It is riven by religious extremism and sectarian violence. Successive governments have fa...

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Obama Pursuing Environmental Virtue?

Irwin M. Stelzer

Last week was good for environmentalists, and perhaps even for the environment. President Obama doubled down on his effort to increase the likelihood ...

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Is Obama Striking an Alliance with Iran?

Ronald Radosh

Two new issues have emerged regarding the Obama administration’s policy towards ISIS, which was announced last week in President Obama’s speech to...

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News Highlights (September 20-26)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

News highlights and links on the topic of financial corruption and autocracy....

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A Naval Disaster in the Making

Seth Cropsey

The U.S. Navy’s latest shipbuilding plan would see its attack submarine fleet diminish from 55 to 41 boats in the next decade and a half. That decis...

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Seoul-Tokyo Rivalry Should Stay on the Sports Field

John Lee

Beyond the headline events at the 17th Asian Games taking place now through October in Incheon, South Korea, other contests are being played out among...

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India-US: Will a Strategic Partnership Emerge?

Aparna Pande

Expectations are high about the meeting scheduled next week between President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Americans have pin...

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Why Pregnancy and Pot Don’t - and Shouldn't - Mix

David W. Murray

The fall of the Roman Empire is the subject of much debate, and includes attention to the possible role of their aqueducts, lined with lead. More like...

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Assad Reported to Have Used Chemical Weapons Again

Lee Smith

In the wake of President Obama’s speech yesterday at the U.N. General Assembly, there were reports of another chemical weapons attack near Damascus ...

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SCO Security Cooperation Has Multiple Motives

Richard Weitz

In her September 17, 2014 commentary on “Intra-SCO Security Cooperation Helps Regional Stability,” Shao Yuqun describes the military exercises hel...

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America’s New Oil Weapon

Arthur Herman

Thanks to our current booming domestic energy production, the United States at last has an oil weapon in the arsenal of “soft power” that it can use t...

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Don Quixote Lives At The FCC

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

The Federal Communications Commission recently closed its public comment period on its network neutrality proceeding with more than 3.7 million commen...

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Profiting from The Forbidden Fruit of the Virtual Garden of Eden

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

To some, the Internet is the Garden of Eden, a paradise where practically anything is available, simply to be taken. For a small fee or even free of c...

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A Foreign Economic Policy

Husain Haqqani

For decades, pundits have described India and China as rivals for leadership in Asia. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to India suggests ...

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High-Profile Naval Visit Belies China’s Low-Profile Approach to Iran

Richard Weitz

Two Chinese warships paid a port call to Iran over the weekend, in advance of a four-day joint naval exercise with the Iranian navy that was reportedl...

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The Delicate Balance: Media, Security, and Freedom in a Post-9/11 World

Gabriel Schoenfeld

This panel on national security and press freedom discusses the legal authority to wage campaign against ISIS and right for public to gain access to i...

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Geopolitics Lurks in the Sidelines at 2014 Asian Games Event

John Lee

The 17th Asian Games taking place over this fortnight in Incheon, Republic of Korea seems a friendly affair if the official slogan for the meet, “Di...

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Fed's Gloomy Forecast

Irwin M. Stelzer

If you know how many months there are in a "considerable time," you will know exactly when Janet Yellen and her colleagues on the Federal Reserve Boar...

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