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Counterbalance | Ep. 7: Gadi Taub on the Political Deadlock in Israel

Michael Doran & Marshall Kosloff

Israel just had its fourth election in two years and is still struggling to form a government. Israeli professor, pundit, and screenwriter Gadi Taub t...

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Joe Biden and the Whig Restoration

Mike Watson

Having pledged to “restore the soul of America” in his victory speech, Joe Biden and his congressional allies are moving rapidly to enact his domestic...

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Back To The Future

Samuel Beal

Predicting the future of warfare is a notoriously fraught task. Armed forces resting on their laurels or placing too much faith in technological solut...

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Can Biden’s Resolve Weather Putin and Xi?

Walter Russell Mead

The global storm clouds are darkening. Last week a Chinese aircraft carrier strike group patrolled the waters east of Taiwan as U.S., Taiwanese and Ch...

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Japan Is Now Our Most Important Ally. Here’s Why.

Kenneth R. Weinstein

On Friday, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan will be the first head of government welcomed to the Biden White House. This is no coincidence: give...

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Turkey's Christians Face Increasingly Dangerous Persecution

Lela Gilbert

Once upon a time, tourists in Turkey eagerly made their way to Hagia Sophia—a historic architectural marvel shimmering with the golden light of anci...

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How The United States Can Avert War By Backing Taiwan Peacefully Now

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Communist China could soon move to seize free and democratic Taiwan, and the stakes are sky-high for the United States. It could be next spring when t...

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Fall of Taiwan Would Spell the End of US Preeminence

Seth Cropsey & Harry Halem

John Hennessey-Niland’s late March visit to Taiwan was the first by an American ambassador in 42 years. It came on the heels of Secretary of State A...

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Secretary Blinken, Don’t Downplay the Importance of Religious Freedom

Nina Shea

Secretary of State Antony Blinken aims to make his mark on international human-rights policy by downplaying the importance of religious freedom. He is...

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COVID-19 Isn't China's Only Deadly Export

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that authoritarianism—and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) specifically—is hazardo...

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Greenland’s National Election and the US-China Tech Competition: The Rare Earth Challenge

Liselotte Odgaard

Greenland’s national election on April 6, 2021, gave the left-wing environmentalist party Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) a decisive victory. This result off...

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How Beijing Is Testing the Biden Administration

Tim Morrison

The Chinese government welcomed President Joe Biden to office by sanctioning 28 former Trump administration officials (and their families) on Inaugura...

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‘The Agitators’ Review: Disturbers of the Peace

Melanie Kirkpatrick

In the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War, it could be said that the moral center of the nation rested in the Finger Lakes region of centra...

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Scientists Call For New Probe Of COVID-19 Origins

David Asher

In an interview with Martha MacCallum on Fox News, David Asher discusses calls for new probes into the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. iframe#1...

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Making a Killing | Ep. 5: Matthew Caruana Galizia on Malta’s Kleptocracy

Nate Sibley

Matthew Caruana Galizia, director of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, talks to Nate Sibley about his mother’s legacy of exposing elite corrupt...

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Counterbalance | Ep. 6: Mike Pompeo on China, Iran, and the Future of American Foreign Policy

Michael R. Pompeo et al.

Former Secretary of State and former CIA Director Mike Pompeo sat down with Mike and Marshall to discuss the foreign challenges the United States face...

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Dethroning US Dollar a Tough Ask For China’s Digital Currency

John Lee

Will China’s launch of the digital currency electronics payment, or DCEP, the world’s first sovereign digital currency, threaten the ­ascendancy ...

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Defeating the Chinese Communist Party: What Role for Philanthropists?

Tim Morrison

In her seminal work on the history of the philanthropic community’s role in winning the Cold War (“Victory”), Nadia Schadlow methodically indexe...

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Comment Submitted to NIST on Bayh-Dole Regulations

Adam Mossoff

I respectfully submit this comment in support of proposed rule § 401.6(e) in “Rights to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned ...

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Bidenistas’ Big State Revolution

Irwin M. Stelzer

The American economy is on a roll, adding 916,000 jobs in March and driving the unemployment rate down to 6 per cent. Jobs estimates for January and F...

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Detente May Be an Option With North Korea

Walter Russell Mead

Pity the Biden staffers charged with developing a North Korea strategy. After 30 years of U.S. diplomacy and escalating sanctions, Pyongyang’s nucle...

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The Question For Seapower Advocates Is ‘What Kind Of Navy?’

Bryan Clark

More than a century ago, U.S. Navy captain Arthur Thayer Mahan argued in his seminal “The Influence of Seapower Upon History” that a maritime nation’s...

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A Long, Twilight Struggle

Charles Horner & Eric B. Brown

The United States now finds itself in the midst of a “long, twilight struggle” with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the future of U.S....

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Pentagon Industrial Policies Need to Focus on Demand

Bryan Clark

The Biden administration recently started a review of critical U.S. supply chains, following on the heels of multiple manufacturing and defense-indust...

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Pyongyang's Secret: There Is No Strategy

Alex Wong

With North Korean missiles once again flying, President Biden no doubt hopes his administration’s soon-to-be-completed North Korea policy review wil...

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Suez Canal's Shutdown Is a Lesson for Naval Powers

Seth Cropsey & Harry Halem

After seven days, the MV Ever Given has been freed from the Suez Canal. The container ship had to be refloated and maneuvered off each canal bank....

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Hugo Boss and Volkswagen Repeat History by Exploiting Enslaved Uyghurs

Nury Turkel

Jewish communities around the world recently celebrated Passover, gathering with loved ones to commemorate the journey out of Egyptian slavery. The Se...

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Counterbalance | Ep. 5: Ed Husain, Islam and the West

Michael Doran & Marshall Kosloff

Mike and Marshall talked to Ed Husain, the author of The Islamist, a memoir of his time inside radical Islamism, who long ago rejected extremism and n...

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Semiconductors: A Critical Battleground In The High-Tech War

Arthur Herman

Big news in the microchip war between the U.S. and China broke last week. American semiconductor giant Intel will be building a new $20 billion facili...

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Healthy Foods Are MIA Online. Here's What Grocers Can Do.

Hank Cardello

With 15% of the US population now vaccinated against Covid-19, and more eligible for the shot every day, a vision of post-pandemic life is in sight. B...

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A Good Battery Is the Best Defense Against a Military Assault

Arthur Herman & Nadia Schadlow

The massive push toward electric vehicles presents risks and opportunities for America’s military. As adversaries make it harder for U.S. forces to ...

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NCAA Basketball Teams Should Take a Stand against Uyghur Genocide

Nury Turkel

With the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in full swing, Americans are looking to March Madness as a welcome break from a year of devastating illnes...

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COVID Likely Came From Wuhan Lab

David Asher

In an interview with Martha MacCallum on Fox News, David Asher discusses the WHO's investigation into the origin of COVID-19. ...

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W.H.O. Report on COVID-19 Origins Inconclusive

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses probes into the origins of COVID. ...

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The Next Suez Threat? A Big Hack

Robert Greenway & Victoria Coates

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday as the Ever Given, a colossal container ship, was freed from the Suez Canal. But we shouldn'...

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Transcript: Is There a Future for the American Middle Class?

Walter Russell Mead

Following is the full transcript of the March 22nd, 2021 Hudson event titled Is There a Future for the American Middle Class? ...

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How America's Adversaries View Border Crisis

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview on Fox and Friends, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the way America’s adversaries view the border crisis. ...

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How to Bring Peace to the New Middle East

Walter Russell Mead

The old Middle East peace process is dead: The Israeli-Palestinian dispute no longer dominates the regional agenda. But the geopolitical changes that ...

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America's Allies Finally Take on the Uyghur Genocide

Nury Turkel

On Monday, the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, and Canada stated with unmistakable clarity that they will not stand idly by in the face...

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Making a Killing | Ep. 4: Mary Butler on the US Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative

Nate Sibley

Mary Butler, Chief of the International Unit at the US Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, talks to Nate Sibley abo...

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Counterbalance | Ep. 4: Miles Yu, Framing the Free World's Struggle with the CCP

Miles Yu et al.

Mike and Marshall speak with recently announced Hudson Institute Senior Fellow, Miles Yu. Dr. Yu illustrates the wide array of threats that the Chines...

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Does China Really Dominate Global Innovation? The Impact of China’s Subsidized Patent Application System

Jonathan Putnam et al.

Over the past two decades, China’s economy has grown impressively, while its patented innovations have grown at an even higher rate. But this patent a...

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Enough With The Hot Takes: Mass Shooters Have Complicated Motives

Paul Marshall

When Robert Aaron Long was arrested for killing six Asian women and two others in attacks at three Atlanta-area spas on March 16, there was immediate ...

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A Retort against Woke Identity Politics: Review of Joshua Mitchell’s American Awakening

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In a remarkable abuse of their authority, the Pentagon and several senior members of the US military used their official social media accounts to chid...

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Don't Forget the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

Riley Walters

The Senate recently confirmed Katherine Tai to be the 20th United States Trade Representative. In that role, Tai will be the chief negotiator for Pres...

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What North Korea’s First Missile Test during the Biden Administration Means

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

North Korea conducted tests of short-range cruise missiles last weekend, demonstrating its continued willingness to improve its diverse and growing mi...

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America’s Back—Against a Wall

Walter Russell Mead

Anyone who thought international politics would calm down once Donald Trump left center stage has had a rude awakening. After the Alaska confrontation...

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How Our New Climate Policies Could Lead To Increased Reliance on China

Nadia Schadlow

Key climate goals of the administration, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the energy and transportation sectors, may be held hostage by C...

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The New 'Thaw' Between Pakistan and India in Context

Aparna Pande

In a recent speech at the first Islamabad Security Dialogue, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Bajwa, spoke of the need for both Pakistan ...

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Offer Iranian Freedom Fighters the Connectivity Beijing Wants to Take Away

Robert Greenway

The Iranian regime is shutting down the internet yet again this month—this time in response to the desperate protests in the Baluchistan and Sistan ...

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The U.K.’s Response to Russian and Chinese Nuclear Aggression

Marshall Billingslea

Last Tuesday, the United Kingdom rolled out its long-anticipated National Security Integrated Review. The section regarding the enhancement of the U....

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Start of Bigger Conflict? US, China's Alaska Meeting Starts and Ends Badly

Riley Walters

In an interview on Arirang Global Insight, Riley Walters discusses the meeting of U.S. and Chinese diplomats in Alaska. iframe#1...

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American Account: Beijing Is the Fly in the Climate Soup

Irwin M. Stelzer

Done and dusted. The so-called Covid relief bill is passed and signed; the cheques are out and the clock is ticking down to the spending explosion; ci...

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Bajwa’s Change of Heart on India Isn’t Enough. All of Pakistani Military Must Be on Board

Husain Haqqani

The call by Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on India and Pakistan to “bury the past and move forward” is music to the ears of his countr...

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What Should a New Navy Secretary Do?

Seth Cropsey & Harry Halem

President Biden’s cabinet confirmation hearings have in large measure been remarkably uneventful. The Senate has confirmed Avril Hanes as Director o...

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Counterbalance | Ep. 3: Clive Hamilton, China's Hidden Hand

Michael Doran & Marshall Kosloff

Australian public intellectual Clive Hamilton, author of __Silent Invasion__ and __Hidden Hand__, helps Mike and Marshall understand how China seeks t...

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Extending New START Makes U.S. Nuclear Modernization Imperative

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The United States has extended the flawed New START agreement with Russia for five years—receiving not a single reform for its agreement to extend. Th...

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Blinken Visits Japan Ahead of Meeting With China

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Charles Payne on Fox News, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses Blinken’s meeting with Japan. ...

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When Will the World Respond To Jihadi Violence in Africa?

Lela Gilbert

Africa has long been a dream destination for intrepid globe trotters. Generations of adventurous souls have embarked on safaris, explored vast savanna...

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The Quincy Institute vs. John Quincy Adams

Mike Watson

In the fall of 2019, a group of historians and foreign-policy scholars founded the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Featuring thinkers suc...

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U.S. Efforts To Counter Huawei 5G Dominance Making Progress: Open RAN Playing Growing Role

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Recent data on global 5G markets show that U.S.-led efforts to limit Huawei’s lead in this sector are proving effective. Due in part to restrictions...

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DoD’s JADC2 Strategy Should Empower Mission Command

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

The Pentagon’s effort to develop Joint All Domain Command and Control has refocused attention on an essential but unheralded enabler that makes milita...

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Building U.S.–Asian Teamwork Against China

Seth Cropsey & Harry Halem

New administrations that differ in partisan orientation from their predecessors have a habit of reorienting American foreign policy. George W. Bush, u...

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World Health Organization Postpones COVID-19 Origins Report

David Asher

In an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News, David Asher discusses the origin of COVID-19. ...

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A Clear Mantra For U.S. Defence Strategy

Patrick M. Cronin

The defence challenge in Asia is enormous. The Joe Biden administration must preserve a credible force posture to defend against potential threats fro...

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Look To the Reagan Administration for the Answer To the China Challenge

H.R. McMaster

Among the best remembered summits of the 20th century are those of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Reagan’s commitment to dialogue with America...

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Genocide in China

Nury Turkel

In a podcast interview with the Ronald Reagan Institute, Nury Turkel discusses the Chinese Communist Party’s genocide against the Uyghur people. ...

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Why the "Peace Process" Will Not Die

Douglas J. Feith

In a panel appearance for the Middle East Forum, Douglas Feith discusses the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. ...

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Why the U.S. Won't Leave the Indo-Pacific

Walter Russell Mead

The diplomatic tempo in the Indo-Pacific is picking up. On Friday the “Quad,” an informal but increasingly formidable four-power grouping consisti...

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The US Needs A Strategy To Secure Microelectronics – Not Just Funding

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

No modern army could last a minute without microelectronics: no radio, no sensor, no targeting system would function without silicon chips. No civilia...

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Now Is the Time To Think About the Character of Our Armed Forces

Seth Cropsey & Harry Halem

Speculation about President Biden’s defense budget began before his election. With broadening military challenges from China, Russia, and Iran, the ...

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Making a Killing | Ep. 3: Daria Kaleniuk on Ukraine’s Struggle Against Kleptocracy

Nate Sibley

Daria Kaleniuk, Executive Director of the Anticorruption Action Center in Kyiv, joins Nate Sibley to discuss Russia’s strategic corruption and prosp...

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Counterbalance Ep. 2: Alana Newhouse, Everything is Broken

Michael Doran & Marshall Kosloff

Alana Newhouse, the founder and editor of Tablet magazine, explains to Mike and Marshall how conformists with approved viewpoints came to dominate Ame...

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Western Media Misunderstand Grand Ayatollah Sistani's Views on Religion and Politics

Paul Marshall

Western media rightly praised Pope Francis’ historic trip to Iraq for opening new doors in Christian-Muslim relations. Ordinary Iraqis received ...

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Foreign Policy Changes Under the Biden Administration

Michael R. Pompeo

In an interview on i24News, Secretary Pompeo discusses foreign policy under President Biden. ...

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America Needs Leaders Like Elaine Chao

Michelle Park Steel & Young Kim

As immigrants to the U.S., we are proud to be among the first Korean-American women to serve in Congress. We have sought, and encouraged others to see...

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Royal Navy in the Pacific: An Ally Against China, Where We Need It

Seth Cropsey & Harry Halem

Because of its renewed emphasis on allies, the Biden administration should be grateful for the United Kingdom’s plan to deploy a Carrier Strike Grou...

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The Constitutional Protection of Intellectual Property

Adam Mossoff

Intellectual property has been a key part of American exceptionalism—the unique commitment in our political and legal institutions to natural rights...

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea?

Walter Russell Mead

The Journal reports that Kim Jong Un’s authorized biography is out and a Korean-language edition has been uploaded to the web. The authors are, unsu...

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Big Data for Liberal Democracy

John Lee

The brinkmanship between the Morrison government and two tech giants was unmissable viewing for Australians and many across the world. That the News...

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The 10th Anniversary of Japan’s 3/11 Crisis: An Interview with Ambassador James Zumwalt

Riley Walters

On March 11, 2011, the strongest earthquake to ever hit Japan struck just off its northeast coast. This triggered a massive tsunami, killing thousan...

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The New Administration Must Address This China Trade Deal

Riley Walters

China came up a lot during Katherine Tai’s nomination hearing to become U.S. Trade Representative for the Biden administration. This shouldn’t com...

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Three Ways the Biden Administration Can Bolster the U.S.-Japan Relationship

H.R. McMaster & Riley Walters

President Biden and his foreign policy team have committed themselves to restoring a multilateral approach to global engagement, declaring that “diplo...

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The Bitcoin Boom And The Quantum Threat

Arthur Herman

Could Bitcoin become the world’s new reserve currency? As Bitcoin increasingly goes mainstream—with PayPal, for example, adopting the high-flying ...

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Disarming Amid an Arms Race

Tim Morrison & Mike Turner

In a recent issue of the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings, our military’s senior commander for nuclear forces, U.S. Navy Admiral Charles “Chas” Rich...

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Counterbalance Ep. 1: Rep. Mike Gallagher on the Competition with China

Michael Doran & Marshall Kosloff

Mike and Marshall discuss with Congressman Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin about the nature of the conflict with China and whether the United States can p...

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How to Asymmetrically Out-Compete Xi Jinping's One Belt One Road Initiative

Patrick M. Cronin

Beijing’s One Belt One Road project is an aggressive attempt to expand Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific. Indeed, Chinese President Xi Jinpi...

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Mondelez, ConAgra And Hershey Strut Their Healthier Stuff To Wall Street

Hank Cardello

The annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference is the place where large public companies go to get the equivalent of a Roman emperor’s thumb...

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President Biden Should Expand on the Abraham Accords, Not Abandon Them

Robert Greenway

As President Biden begins his engagement with our closest allies and partners in the Middle East, there is an opportunity to build on the momentum of ...

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Biden's Iran Problem

Walter Russell Mead

Presidents Obama, Trump and now Biden have all vowed to reduce the amount of attention the America pays to the Middle East, but events keep frustratin...

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Making a Killing | Ep. 2: Marshall Billingslea on America’s Fight Against Dirty Money

Nate Sibley & Marshall Billingslea

Marshall Billingslea, a former senior US Treasury official and Financial Action Task Force president, joins Nate Sibley for a round-the-world tour of ...

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What's Next For Quantum In 2021

Arthur Herman

Quantum technology is going to revolutionize the future. Whatever else one might say about the Trump administration, one of its major achievements was...

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Introducing "Counterbalance"

Michael Doran & Marshall Kosloff

Hosts Michael Doran and Marshall Kosloff welcome you to the newest podcast from the Hudson Institute, “Counterbalance,” focusing on foreign policy...

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The China Challenge Discussion Series

Aparna Pande

Hudson Institute and the Takshashila Institution hosted The China Challenge online discussion series over six weeks between August 28, 2020, and Octob...

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China’s Reckless Labs Put the World at Risk

Michael R. Pompeo & Miles Yu

The Chinese Communist Party is obsessed with viruses. Its army of scientists claim to have discovered almost 2,000 new viruses in a little over a deca...

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The Polar Bear Paradox

Walter Russell Mead

President Biden laid down a climate marker in his inaugural address: “A cry for survival comes from the planet itself. A cry that can’t be any mor...

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Iran Nuclear Talks

Michael Pregent

In an interview on BBC World News, Michael Pregent discusses IAEA inspections in Iran. ...

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China Betrays Its Deal with the Vatican

Nina Shea

Beijing has quietly indicated that it will soon abrogate its “breakthrough” 2018 agreement with the Vatican, which was meant to settle a decades-l...

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Diplomatic Differences

Michael R. Pompeo

In an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News, Secretary Pompeo discusses the Trump administration’s foreign policy record as well as tensions with C...

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Trading and Planning to Compete

Bryan Clark

In a podcast interview on Defense and Aerospace Report, Bryan Clark discusses the Pentagon’s need to rethink its war planning scenarios and adopt more...

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