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KI News Highlights (June 27-July 2)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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The Central Inclusiveness Agency

Gabriel Schoenfeld

CIA Director John Brennan says America’s top spies are not diverse enough, and he’s doing something about it....

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The Other Islands in the West Pacific

Seth Cropsey

The Mariana Islands’ military facilities need to be hardened and modernized....

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The Phony War Against Islamic State

Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby

The U.S. and its allies mostly harass, unwilling to strike decisively....

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Derrotemos el Racismo

Jaime Daremblum

La Emanuel AME Church, en Charleston, Carolina del Sur, es un templo metodista histórico. Como en otros centros religiosos del sur estadounidense, se...

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Time to Get Serious About Nuclear Deterrence

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The U.S. is behaving in such a way that does not lower the chances of nuclear conflict....

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Remembering Fouad Ajami

Samuel Tadros

This time last year, the great scholar of the Arab world, Fouad Ajami, passed away. The occasion merits some reflections on Fouad’s life and legacy....

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White House Cool

Tevi Troy

Celebrity as two-edged sword for presidents...

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An Afghan Tale

Ann Marlowe

Reality and unreality at a Combat Outpost....

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Ben Wattenberg, 1933-2015

Hudson Institute

Hudson mourns the loss of a leading American thinker, colleague, and friend....

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The Increasing Clout of a Terrorist Force

Mike Rogers & Arthur Herman

This is what the Quds Force is capable of without the protection of a nuclear weapon....

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What a Grexit Could Mean For the Euro

Walter Russell Mead

Analysts are fretting, but the Greeks leaving the euro could be a blessing in disguise....

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Canada Needs to Get Cozy With Mexico

Christopher Sands

The Canadian Senate proved that it can make a valuable contribution to public policy discourse by issuing a thoughtful report on North America....

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How Republicans Should Wrestle with Obamacare after the Supreme Court Ruling

Tevi Troy

The law’s critics and supporters alike may end up being surprised that the King vs. Burwell decision created a climate ripe for ACA changes in 2017....

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Is the Environmental Protection Agency Reasonable?

Rachel Pagano

This may seem like a matter of opinion rather than of Constitutional law, something for politicians rather than for judges. But in the next couple of ...

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KI News Highlights (June 20-26)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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The IMF's Pivotal Role in Resolving Greece's Debt Crisis

Irwin M. Stelzer

This weekend promises to be a fraught one for Greece, as the end of June deadline looms to repay nearly $2 billion to the International Monetary Fund....

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Marijuana and the Rule of Law

John P. Walters & David W. Murray

Defenders of legal marijuana often claim that drug use is personal, and that the user “harms no one but himself.” This is simply untrue....

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Positive Prospects for Trade With Latin America

Jaime Daremblum

The glaring relationship the TPP recalls is between the United States and Latin America....

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EU's Energy Dependence on Russia Hard to Kick

Richard Weitz

At last week’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian and Greek officials negotiated a fram...

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The New Politics of Oil Abundance

Lee Lane

Shale oil has boosted U.S. GDP, lowered world oil prices, and added a potent new surge capacity to U.S. oil output that lessens the risk of a global o...

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Obama's Coming Epidemic of Drugs

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

The current administration has neglected drug control at home and abroad....

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KI News Highlights (June 13-19)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Finding Hope Amidst the Flames

Lela Gilbert

Christians in Israel awakened on June 18 to distressing news....

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McCain is Right: Introduce Capitalism to the Defense Department

Seth Cropsey

Americans believe the federal government wastes 51 cents out of each dollar it spends, according to a recent poll by Gallup....

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Copyrights Are Important Across America

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

Copyrights are important to the economic future of all of America, including rural Pennsylvania and suburban Los Angeles....

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The Iran-ISIS Connection

Lee Smith

To defeat the Islamic State, the Obama administration is going to have to turn against Iran first....

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Brexit vs Grexit: Which is a Bigger Risk?

Brendan Brown

Brendan Brown explains why he wouldn't be too worried about a "Brexit" and says that Greece will likely see some temporary debt moratorium....

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The Urge to Merge Reemerges

Irwin M. Stelzer

Animal spirits rampant on a field of cheap money. For some analysts, that describes the red-hot deal-making that is going on here....

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KI News Highlights (June 6-12)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Net Neutrality: Congress Must Keep the Internet Free

Robert M. McDowell

Being able to read this column online shows that the Internet works just fine, just as it has since its inception....

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OPEC's Fool's Errand

Arthur Herman

Look for U.S. shale oil production to continue to sprint ahead, with America's dominance of world's energy markets as the finish line....

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Iraq's Christians Need Sanctuary, and the West Should Provide It

Nina Shea

It has been one year since Islamic State began its conquest of a third of Iraq and its destruction of that country’s ancient Christian civilization....

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Pies de Barro

Jaime Daremblum

Todos los hemos conocido alguna vez. Los ídolos con pies de barro no son una novedad....

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Japan's Drone Opportunity

Arthur Herman

Some technology experts are calling 2015 "Year One of the Era of the Drone" in Japan, and no wonder. ...

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The Better-for-you Business Case: How Is the Supermarket Sector Shaping Up?

Hank Cardello

This information was presented at the Food Marketing Institute panel on June 9th, 2015....

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Why China Wants Aircraft Carriers

Bryan McGrath & Mackenzie Eaglen

China’s recent release of its first strategic white paper signals its official emergence as a maritime—and therefore global—power....

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Russia’s INF Treaty Violations Raise Nuclear Alarm for U.S., NATO

Richard Weitz

The Russian government’s violation of the 1987 INF Treaty has recently risen in prominence as a concern in Washington and European capitals....

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KI News Highlights (May 30- June 5)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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'Broken Windows' Policing is Not Broken

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

There is no more important daily function for our justice institutions than when police maintain order....

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US Firms Should Pay Tax Where They Do Business

Irwin M. Stelzer

It is about time American companies recognized that they have to pay taxes where they do business....

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The Obama Administration Makes Excuses for Iran's Cheating

Lee Smith

State Department spokesperson Marie Harf has been at pains to explain why Iran is not violating the interim nuclear agreement....

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Persecuted Christians: In Search of New Beginnings and Brighter Tomorrows

Lela Gilbert

My peaceful life in Jerusalem was interrupted by a hectic sequence of airplanes, meetings, interviews and speaking engagements in the United States fr...

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U.S.-Russia Frictions Mar NPT Review, Cloud Nuclear Horizon

Richard Weitz

As expected, the recently completed Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was much more contentious than the previous five-y...

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Japan's Easy-Money Experiment and the Future

Brendan Brown

The IMF has mutated into the official platform for the 2 percent inflation standard launched surreptitiously by the Greenspan Fed in July 1996....

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La Lista

Jaime Daremblum

El nombre de Vladimir Kara-Murza debe agregarse a la extensa lista de rusos prominentes, víctimas de la ira fatídica del jefe del Kremlin, Vladimir ...

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Saturday People, Sunday People, and the Threats They Both Face

Lela Gilbert

Lela Gilbert talks about her book "__Saturday People, Sunday People: Israel Through The Eyes of a Christian Sojourner(Saturday People, Sunday People)"...

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Behind the Mediterranean Migrant 'Crisis'

Ann Marlowe

The flood of people struggling across the water from Africa began long ago. What’s new is Europe’s misreading of the situation in Libya....

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Debate: Is Obama's Iran Deal Good for America?

Michael Doran

Is this agreement a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to halt nuclear proliferation, or does President Obama have this wrong?...

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BOJ Doesn't Want to Exacerbate Yen Weakness: Brown

Brendan Brown

The Bank of Japan doesn't want to exacerbate yen weakness and so is restrained in its ability to implement further quantitative easing, according to B...

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Not-so-Smart Proposals on Marijuana Research

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

The demonstration of safety and therapeutic value must precede efforts to change the law to make the substance available....

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Beijing Threatens the International Order

Seth Cropsey

Nothing is likely to have a greater, more beneficial, or immediate effect than a demonstration of what China respects, strength. ...

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KI News Highlights (May 23-29)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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How Europe Differs from America

Irwin M. Stelzer

There is an important difference between European and American appetites, in addition to those for fast foods: risk taking....

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Expert: China's Military Moves Signal Threat of War

Michael Pillsbury

CNN chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto and The Hudson Institute's director for Chinese strategy Dr. Michael Pillsbury discuss....

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Interview With Noted Journalist and Russia Expert, David Satter

David Satter

An interview with David Satter conducted by Samuel Ramani, an MPhil student at the University of Oxford....

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Paying Tehran's Bills

Lee Smith

Sanctions relief will only empower Iran....

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Communicators with Gene Kimmelman and Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

Harold Furchtgott-Roth talked about the proposed merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks....

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Foreign Policy Experts Weigh In On U.S. Strategy Against The Islamic State

Walter Russell Mead

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with White House spokesman Josh Earnest and foreign policy experts about the current U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria....

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Memo to Charter and Time Warner: Beware The FCC Bearing Gifts

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

FCC chairmen rarely comment on mergers pending or likely to be pending before the Commission....

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U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

Michael Doran

John Bradshaw and Michael Doran talked about the current U.S. strategy in the fight against ISIS* in Syria and Iraq....

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Diplomas por Docenas

Jaime Daremblum

Miles de personas han desembolsado sumas astronómicas para adquirir títulos superiores emitidos por universidades fantasma....

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KI News Highlights (May 16-22)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Modi and His Legacy

Aparna Pande

Instead of less government and more governance, there appears to be more government and confused governance....

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Crude Story

Arthur Herman

The United States should export energy in the form of oil to allies and leverage a new American petro-diplomacy against adversaries....

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Egypt's Coptic Christians - Braced for Persecution

Lela Gilbert

I reflected on some of the recent catastrophes that have brought the Coptic community into the world’s focus....

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Legitimate Advertising Continues At Pirate Web Sites

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

The recent Digital Citizens Alliance Study underscores the need for better tools for advertisers to fight back against pirate web sites....

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U.S. Government Does Not Control Internet Or Privacy

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

We Americans love the Internet and our privacy. That the former diminishes the latter we rarely care to consider....

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Tony Abbott Isn't to Blame for Rohingya Refugee Crisis

John Lee

Australia needs to play a leading role. But blaming the Abbott government for Southeast Asia’s woes is hardly ­helpful....

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Obama's Showdown with China in the Spratlys

Arthur Herman

China isn't just remaking the Spratlys. It's preparing to defend its claims by force....

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El Entusiasmo de Obama

Jaime Daremblum

Estamos hablando de un comercio amplio y sin exclusiones....

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Islamic State's Destruction of World Heritage Aims at Resetting Culture

Naser Khader

As a world society we have an obligation to prevent this from happening....

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New Advances Challenge Old Truths About China’s Nuclear Posture

Richard Weitz

The latest U.S. Defense Department report on Chinese military power has once again put the spotlight on China’s massive military modernization program...

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Fiction and Foreign Policy

Michael Doran

To the president, foreign policy isn’t just about safeguarding the country. It’s also about fashioning a creative personal narrative of the effort....

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Rand Paul Attacks Hillary Clinton on Criminal Justice for African Americans

John P. Walters

Rand Paul said if he were the Republican nominee for president he would attack Hillary Clinton on crime....

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Marijuana and School Failure

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

The role of marijuana is the most neglected educational question of our time....

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Conflicting Strategies?

Richard Weitz

How effective are the U.S. and Russian strategies at achieving their foreign goals and what is it that often brings these powers into confrontation?...

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Retailers Compete for American Shoppers

Irwin M. Stelzer

Lower gasoline prices continue to stuff consumers’ wallets and purses with an extra $100 billion annually....

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KI News Highlights (May 9-15)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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The Plight of the Middle East's Christians

Walter Russell Mead

Can the West find a way to preserve the Christian presence in the Middle East—and stave off a ‘clash of civilizations’?...

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Allies Raging Against the Dying Light

Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby

President Obama believes a nuclear deal with Iran could produce “a new geopolitical equilibrium.” Our Middle East allies aren’t buying his assurances....

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What Pakistan Knew About the Bin Laden Raid

Husain Haqqani

As Islamabad’s ambassador to Washington, I had an intimate view of the Pakistani response to the SEAL Team 6 operation. But I still have questions....

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Region Needs Japan as a Counterweight to China

John Lee

What Japan is fighting for this time promises to bring far-reaching benefits, in Asia and beyond....

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Iran Sends a Message to the West at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Obama’s State Department believes that if it forgives Iran, Tehran may begin conducting itself as a peaceful, tolerant, now-almost-nuclear world power...

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As Russia-China Alignment Grows, Shared Vulnerabilities Emerge

Richard Weitz

One of the most noteworthy aspects of the May 9 Victory Day celebrations in Moscow marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany i...

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The Late Great Market

Irwin M. Stelzer

Capitalism unmoored from the codes of behavior assumed by Adam Smith cannot survive...

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Is America Less Safe than After 9/11?

Mike Rogers

Former Governor Tom Ridge and former Congressman Mike Rogers discuss national security threats....

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Employment Is Up. Why Aren't Wages?

Irwin M. Stelzer

Prices matter. They are the economists’ canary in the coal mine, an indicator of what is to come. Not necessarily as grim an indicator as when we ha...

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KI News Highlights (May 2-8)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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U.K. Election Results Are a Warning to Justin Trudeau

Christopher Sands

It would be a mistake not to observe and learn from Britain's example less than six months before Canadians go to the polls....

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1937: The Ghost That Haunts Wall Street

Brendan Brown

Anticipating and planning for the next stock market dip...

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Behind the PEN American Center Brouhaha

Lee Smith

They’re protecting the sources of their professional and political power, symbols drawn not from the Constitution but identity politics....

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Software Eats the Nonprofit World

William A. Schambra

We desperately need a deliberate and encompassing conversation about the appropriateness of high tech values and devices for nonprofit work....

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Abe's US Visit Puts Pressure on South Korea

John Lee

Shinzo Abe’s successful U.S. visit means increased pressure on Park Geun-hye to repair relations with Japan....

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