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Bill Schweitzer (1944-2015)

Hudson Institute

Hudson mourns the loss of a legendary figure, close friend, and devoted Trustee....

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The Race to the Bottom in China's Smartphone Market

John Lee

At a convention in Barcelona over the weekend, Samsung unveiled its much anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphone, due for release in around 20 countries, inc...

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Day of Infamy for Democrats

Arthur Herman

The most significant event that happened today may not be Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, but the response from Democrats — or non-respon...

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Can America's Shale Revolution Help Defeat the Islamic State?

Arthur Herman

Energy policy and national security policy these days are one and the same....

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Nemtsov Killing Puts Human Rights in Spotlight of U.S.-Russia Tensions

Richard Weitz

The assassination last week of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition political leader, in downtown Moscow, just a stone...

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Israel and the U.S: Linked by Energy and Security

Seth Cropsey

Years of dithering over the extraction and export of natural gas fields harm not only the Israeli economy....

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Mike Siegel and Dr. Richard Weitz on Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech to Congress

Richard Weitz

Dr. Richard Weitz joined Mike Siegel to talk about Benjamin Netanyahu's speech in front of Congress....

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Friend and Foe in Syria

Lee Smith

The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy....

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Assyrian Christians: Remembering 'The Year of the Sword'

Lela Gilbert

Chaldean Christians – who comprise one of the world’s most ancient churches – continue to be targeted by radical Islamist groups in Iraq and in Syria....

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Why We Need to Hear Netanyahu

Mike Rogers & Michael Doran

Not only is it his right to speak, he will touch off a needed debate on the Iran nuclear deal....

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The Clinton Conundrum

Irwin M. Stelzer

There will come a time when the survivor of the Republican primary debates will square off against Hillary Clinton....

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Allah Versus KFC

Mokhtar Awad & Samuel Tadros

How an unlikely American ideologue is inspiring Egypt’s new generation of Islamic militants....

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KI News Highlights (February 21-27)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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In Net Neutrality, the Only Winner is Washington

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

In a regulated Internet, consumers lose because businesses get ahead by pleasing politicians....

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Senate Republicans Bungle Their Interrogation of Janet Yellen

Brendan Brown

In terms of theatrical impact, the first performance of the Republican majority in the Senate responding to semi-annual testimony from Fed Chair Yelle...

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Overturn FCC Power Grab: Opposing View

Robert M. McDowell

'Net neutrality' rules discard bipartisan light-touch regulatory framework....

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rule

Robert M. McDowell

Former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell discuss the debate over net neutrality and what’s next for the approved Internet rules....

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rule

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Harold Furchtgott-Roth discusses the FCC's approval of the net neutrality rule....

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A Bigger, Better Trollope

Melanie Kirkpatrick

A restored version of Anthony Trollope’s ‘The Duke’s Children’ more deeply explores characters and emotions, and has a surprising new ending....

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Standing Up to Ash Carter's PowerPoint Jihad

Bryan McGrath

Holding the line on improving the quality of PowerPoint briefs will be considerably easier than teaching an entire bureaucracy to write....

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Does China Have a Secret Plan to Take America’s Place?

Michael Pillsbury

Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner interviews Pillsbury about what he thinks the U.S. can do to counteract the “secret strategy.”...

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What's at Stake in the Net Neutrality Debate

Robert M. McDowell

The FCC is proposing a first: Reclassifying the Internet as a public utility, like a phone company. That would ensure everyone continues to get equal ...

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Barack Obama et la « Patience Stratégique »

Benjamin Haddad

De la patience à la passivité, il n’y a qu’un pas....

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Support for Recreational Marijuana: Weights and Measures

David W. Murray

How Quinnipiac handles the age distribution in their sample tells us a lot about how the overall results came out....

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How Will FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Be Enforced?

Robert M. McDowell

On the eve of the FCC's expected net neutrality vote, former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell explains how far the agency is willing to go to regulate...

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A French Lesson for American Liberals

Kenneth R. Weinstein

France’s Socialists see the radical Islamist threat and are stoutly defending freedom....

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What Did Congress Accomplish with Keystone Vote?

Christopher Sands

Now that President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill, the question is: What did this effort accomplish?...

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China's Expansion Push in Southeast Asia Renews Concerns

Michael Pillsbury

China surpassing the U.S. as the world’s largest economy is a key indication Beijing is getting set in the coming months to expand its reach further...

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No Policy Like an Iran Policy

Michael Doran

Even his former adviser agrees that the president’s Iran policy is collapsing. Can anything be done, or is it too late?...

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We Should Fear the Radicals, Not the Muslims

Naser Khader

Muslims need to work harder on reforming Islam....

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When Islamic State Starts Hitting Ships

Seth Cropsey

Radical Islamists may soon gain a foothold on the Mediterranean. The U.S. Navy must be ready....

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As China Ponders BMD Options, U.S. Must Consider Responses

Richard Weitz

Washington is correct to have begun considering responses to such a capability now....

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ISIS Captures Christians: Piece by Piece, Middle Eastern Christianity is Being Shattered

Nina Shea

Middle Eastern Christians were again targeted by a large scale Islamist terror attack with thousands of victims Monday, in Syria....

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Justice Is Blind

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Chen Guangcheng recounts his fight for China’s sick, disabled, and unborn....

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Ukraine: Where Does It End?

Benjamin Haddad

Will Moscow-backed insurgents march on Mariupol? The Ukranian port city is braced for an assault amid claims by the government in Kiev that 20 Russian...

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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients: Punitive or Humane?

John P. Walters & David W. Murray

Proposals to drug test welfare recipients have received harsh criticism in recent days, including charges that they are unconstitutional....

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China's Superpower Strategy

Michael Pillsbury

Author Michael Pillsbury discusses his book "The Hundred-Year Marathon" on China's strategy to replace the US as the world's superpower....

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The Meaning of Walmart's Wage Hike

Irwin M. Stelzer

Markets work. That’s the message from Walmart’s decision to raise its starting wage for 500,000 of its 1.3 million US employees to $10 per hour....

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KI News Highlights (February 14-20)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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All the Way With LBJ

Arthur Herman

Extolling the Great Society and the man who massively expanded the government’s role in American life....

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Countering Violent Extremist Summit

Benjamin Haddad

Benjamin Haddad discusses the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism in the US and overseas after the recent attacks....

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Richard Weitz on the Anniversary of the Ukraine Uprising

Richard Weitz

Richard Weitz speaks from Maidon on the anniversary of the Ukrainian uprising....

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Islamic State's Horrible Healing Power in Egypt

Nina Shea

Can horrific beheadings in Libya spur Egypt's leader to end to persecution of Coptic Christians at home?...

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Moscow and Pyongyang: From Disdain to Partnership?

Richard Weitz

Russian-North Korean relations have been on a roll during the past year, but may soon encounter roadblocks....

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Nestle to Remove Artificial Flavors from its Products

Hank Cardello

Hank Cardello of the Hudson Institute discusses how candy maker Nestle plans to offer all natural ingredients in its products by the end of 2015....

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What if the China Bears are Right?

John Lee

If anyone has every participated in ‘scenario gaming’ of strategic hypotheticals, they will know that it can be a lot of fun. In the foreign polic...

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The Paradox Of U.S. Drilling Bans

Lee Lane

After decades of decline, between 2008 and 2014, U.S. output of crude oil grew by 49 percent. Natural gas output has also been booming. The U.S. oil a...

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Dictators Love the FCC's Plan to Regulate the Internet

Robert M. McDowell & Gordon M. Goldstein

The Obama administration’s efforts to treat the Web like a utility has fans from Saudi Arabia to Putin’s Kremlin....

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South America's Dynamic Duo

Jaime Daremblum

It has become a recent trope for Latin America-watchers to describe China’s economic hegemony in the region as a new Monroe Doctrine....

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Sam Tadros on Morning in America

Samuel Tadros

Samuel Tadros talked about the Coptic Christian and Egyptian reaction to the murder of 21 Copts by ISIS....

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Ukraine Deal Could Buy U.S. Time to Formulate Effective Russia Policy

Richard Weitz

The fate of the latest cease-fire in Ukraine remains precarious, and even if the current truce unexpectedly endures, a lasting settlement to the Ukrai...

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Modi Must Clarify His Position on Hindu Nationalism

Aparna Pande

Modi should publicly clarify his position on Hindu nationalism and not allow others to frame the issue for him....

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Obama Administration Reaffirms China Policy in Key Documents

Richard Weitz

The president is generally satisfied with his China policy, and plans to continue its core elements in his last two years....

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Jerusalem Notebook: By the Rivers of Babylon...

Lela Gilbert

The expulsion of Christians from the cradle of Christianity in today’s Middle East, particularly in Iraq, has taken the western world by surprise. ...

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Подвиг разведчика

Andrei A. Piontkovsky

Andrei Piontkovsky: Luck again changed the darling of fortune...

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On the Fast Lane to Fast Track?

Irwin M. Stelzer

The administration believes it has enough votes to win fast-track authority for the president. ...

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Misrepresenting the Colorado Marijuana Results

David W. Murray

The latest Health and Human Services (HHS) survey of drug use with state-level data showed a steep rise (22 percent) in regular marijuana use between ...

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KI News Highlights (February 7-13)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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How Obama Is Failing Europe and European Muslims

Naser Khader

2015 will be remembered as the year when President Barack Obama disengaged from Europe and European Muslims....

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How to Keep Our Oil Bonanza

Irwin M. Stelzer

Time to counter the Saudis with a tariff?...

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Fight ISIS on the Ideas Front, Too

Nina Shea

A new human-rights report exposes the group’s horrific crimes....

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Libya Does Not Have to be the Next Afghanistan

Mike Rogers

Libya may no longer be front-page news, but it should be. Late last month, rebels seized the Benghazi branch of the Central Bank of Libya. Gunmen kidn...

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El Delicado Manto de la Confianza

Jaime Daremblum

Esperemos que la justicia prevalezca y, al cabo del relato, emerja la sensatez....

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The US-Russia Implosion

Richard Weitz

Dialogue between Washington and Moscow will remain difficult until both sides have more harmonious values and interests....

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The Oil Price Is Not a Very Good Strategic Weapon

Lee Lane

The sudden surge of U.S. onshore light tight oil (LTO) production has not only been a spark plug for U.S. economic growth. It has also somewhat dimmed...

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China's Seven Fears When it Comes to America

Michael Pillsbury

Strangely, the Chinese had presumed that China was at the center of American war planning....

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Brendan Brown Sees Plague of Market Irrationality

Brendan Brown

Brendan Brown and Skybridge Capital Senior Portfolio Manager Troy Gayeski discusses central banks monetary policies....

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Advertisers Have a New Tool to Avoid Pirate Websites

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Today, the advertising industry announced the formation of the Trustworthy Accountability Group to combat advertising at pirate web sites....

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Russia and the West's Diverging World Views on Display at Munich

Richard Weitz

Last weekend’s Munich Security Conference vividly illustrated the conflict in both vision and values between Russia and the West....

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Top US Analyst: We Made 5 Dangerously Wrong Assumptions about China

Michael Pillsbury

The error of those assumptions is becoming clearer by the day, by what China does and, equally important, by what China does not do....

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John C. Whitehead, 1922-2015

Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute mourns the loss of a legendary figure and close friend....

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Listening Tour

Irwin M. Stelzer

Irwin M. Stelzer hits the listener circuit....

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Year One of Colorado's Marijuana Law

John P. Walters & David W. Murray

Colorado has greatly increased the prevalence and danger of marijuana use. The arc of the “experiment” is not in doubt....

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Why the White House Is Getting Lonelier on Iran

Walter Russell Mead

The administration has persistently avoided dealing with the most serious critics of its Iran policy....

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The Oil Effect

Irwin M. Stelzer

We should “stop thinking about the economy as being in a perpetual crisis” commented Charles Plosser, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Phi...

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No, the Pope and His Mother Aren't Off Limits

Joel Scanlon

Pope Francis' comments about free speech were an irrational attack on the West....

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KI News Highlights (January 31-February 6)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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How Not to Bungle an ObamaCare Opening

Scott Gottlieb & Tevi Troy

Congressional Republicans must be ready with a plausible plan if the King v. Burwell ruling goes their way....

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Obama's Real Strategy for the Islamic State

Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby

Last year President Obama said that the U.S. and its allies would “dismantle” and “destroy” ISIS. Now he says ISIS will destroy itself…“ultimately."...

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Benjamin Haddad on Radio Monte-Carlo

Benjamin Haddad

Hudson Institute Research Fellow Benjamin Haddad spoke with Jean-Jacques Bourdin on RMC (French radio) to discuss the U.S. debate on Ukraine....

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Nuclear Dreams: Iran Now Controls Four Arab Capitals, Plus Washington, D.C.

Lee Smith

What the burning of a Jordanian pilot reveals about Obama’s flawed Middle East game...

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Opinion Journal: China’s ‘Peaceful Rise’ Is a Mirage

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury on his new book and Beijing’s quest to supplant the United States as the world’s dominant military power....

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Death of a Prisoner

Nina Shea

Bishop Shi, 94, was a Christian martyr in Communist China....

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Former FCC Commissioner on FCC Regulation Proposal

Robert M. McDowell

Robert McDowell discusses his views on net neutrality and how the FCC’s proposal to regulate Internet providers could play out....

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Satter: US needs to raise price of Russian aggression

David Satter

Senior fellow with the Hudson Institute says Ukraine crisis could destabilize government...

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Naser Khader: "Mahomet n'est pas Dieu"

Naser Khader

Le chercheur appelle à refonder l'islam et à combattre les idées reçues concernant le Prophète....

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Poutine et le «printemps islamiste»

Andrei A. Piontkovsky

Andrei Piontkovsky on Russia's reactions to Islamist terrorist attacks....

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Jordan Pilot Hostage Moaz al-Kasasbeh 'Burned Alive'

Richard Weitz

Jordan's government is vowing "strong, earth-shaking and decisive" action....

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Michael Pillsbury on The John Batchelor Show

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury talks about his just-released book, The Hundred-Year Marathon, on the John Batchelor Show....

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Putin's Shaky Hold on Power

David Satter

Russia’s flagging economy and growing discord over the war in Ukraine are converging to destabilize the regime....

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China's False Debate on Values

John Lee

If one wanted conclusive evidence that the ‘Western’ versus ‘Chinese’ or ‘Asian’ values debate is a false one, this would be it....

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Alibaba Is a Play on Chinese Government: Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury

Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets, and U.S. Department of Defense Consultant Michael Pillsbury talk about investing in ...

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Michael Pillsbury on Midpoint TV

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury talks about his new book, The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower on Midpoint...

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Will China Become The Next Global Superpower?

Michael Pillsbury

Will China's rise mean continued cooperation, or direct competition with the U.S.?...

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Mike Doran and Lee Smith talk Iran on Hugh Hewitt

Michael Doran & Lee Smith

Hugh Hewitt talks with Hudson Institute senior fellows Michael Doran and Lee Smith....

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Mr. Obama: Burying U.S. Oil While Praising It

Lee Lane

Mr. Obama, in his State of the Union speech, boasted about the dramatic surge in U.S. crude oil output—although it was achieved less by the Presiden...

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Jerusalem Notebook: Living in the Eye of the Storm

Lela Gilbert

One powerfully unifying issue cobbles together the fragmented Middle East: hatred of Israel. But the Jewish people are not the only ones at risk....

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Doug Feith on Dennis Prager Radio Show

Douglas J. Feith

Dennis talks to Douglas Feith, former undersecretary of Defense and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. The topic is Obama's anemic defense budget....

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Author Debriefing: The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower

Michael Pillsbury

For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop its scie...

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