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Coronavirus: Insights and Analyses on the Global Impact

Hudson Institute

As leaders in the United States and around the world work to combat the spread of COVID-19, the impact of the virus has only begun to be felt....

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How Easy Money Is Increasing the Devastation of the COVID-19 Panic

Brendan Brown

Suppose the COVID-19 pandemic had hit the globe under sound money, say a gold standard regime. In that counterfactual th...

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Controlling Chinese Weapons: The Wuhan Virus and Nuclear Weapons

Tim Morrison

The world is in the grips of a pandemic with economic, political, and strategic consequences and, most importantly, a human toll we don’t yet unders...

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Countering China’s Laser Offensive

Patrick M. Cronin

China is laser-focused on maritime primacy — quite literally. Beijing is leveraging lasers and other emerging technologies to expand and police its ...

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The Realignment Ep. 31: Matthew Continetti, Conservatism After the Coronavirus

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Matthew Continetti, founding editor of the Washington Free Beacon, joins The Realignment to argue that the Coronavirus outbreak has accelerated genera...

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The Trump-Russia Showdown Over Oil

Walter Russell Mead

The bitter competition between the Trump administration and Vladimir Putin’s Russia may be the most underreported geopolitical news story of our tim...

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Wuhan Residents Say Chinese Government Coronavirus Numbers Don't Add Up

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses the false Coronavirus statistics coming out of China. ...

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Coronavirus in Iran

Michael Doran

In an interview with Jonathan Silver on The Tikvah Podcast, Michael Doran discusses the implications of Coronavirus on Iran and Iran-U.S. relations. ...

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China Lied About Human to Human Transfer of Coronavirus

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Martha MacCallum on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses China’s COVID-19 disinformation campaign. ...

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China Must Be Held Accountable for the Wuhan Coronavirus Ravaging the World

Robert Spalding

The first global war of the 21st century began in December without a shot fired. A Wuhan doctor in China noticed some patients admitted to the hospita...

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The Truth About the National Security Council’s Pandemic Team

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

If anyone is to blame for the spread of the novel coronavirus, it’s "ultimately()":https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.03.20029843v3 Xi ...

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The Dark Shadow of Chinese Globalization Falls Over Italy

Christopher R. O'Dea

By quietly acquiring a global network of commercial ports from countries and investors unable or unwilling to maintain their critical economic infrast...

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Maritime Industry Still Important Facet of National Security

Bryan Clark

In an interview with Tom Temin on Federal News Network, Bryan Clark discusses the importance of maritime industry in U.S. national security. ...

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China’s People of Faith: Canaries in Xi Jinping’s Coal Mine

Lela Gilbert

Thanks to the coronavirus, a sickened world is taking a second look at China’s extreme despotism, typified by its policies on religious freedom....

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Holding China Accountable

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Charles Payne on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the source of the coronavirus and China's failure to take responsibil...

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Will China Use the COVID-19 Pandemic to Advance its Economic Interests? The Case of Technology Standards

Thomas J. Duesterberg

China has been nothing if not brazen in the ways it tries to strongarm and hoodwink nations and firms which can be useful to achieving its goals. In ...

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Hard Truths About China’s 'Soft Power'

Martha Bayles

Is China’s brand of coercive “soft power” a contradiction in terms? A new edited volume helps cut through the morass....

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U.S. Leadership Will Survive Coronavirus

Walter Russell Mead

Put away the plague carts and wailing for now. Comebacks are America’s specialty....

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What American Christians Can Learn From the Chinese Church in Coronavirus Crisis

Lela Gilbert

Rarely are Christians in the United States confronted with the kinds of challenges faced by believers around the world whose governments regularly per...

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The Risk of Exempting Marijuana Businesses During COVID-19 Closures

David W. Murray

An interview with an emergency department physician in Colorado...

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A More Sustainable Pandemic Strategy

Ronald W. Dworkin

On March 16, the Imperial College London published a coronavirus study that had an enormous impact on officials in the United States and UK. Dissemina...

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India Shouldn't Struggle with COVID-19 Lockdown. It Organizes Kumbh Mela Much Better

Aparna Pande

Across the globe, the reaction of countries to the Covid-19 pandemic is to lock down borders both internal and external. The world’s largest democra...

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Five Lessons From WWII That We Can Use to Fight Coronavirus

Arthur Herman

Eighty years ago, as Americans came together to defeat the fascism that threatened civilization, American factories poured out the weapons needed to c...

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Do Government Restrictions on Larger Church Gathering Violate Religious Freedom?

Paul Marshall

There are several religious freedom issues in our responses to the coronavirus pandemic. One is restricting access for chaplains, among others, to hea...

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China Misinformation on Coronavirus Goes Beyond Spreading Rumors

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses China’s propaganda campaign about the coronavirus. ...

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Iran's Impisoned Chriatians Face Yet Another Danger: COVID-19

Lela Gilbert

“The new coronavirus kills one person every 10 minutes in Iran,” according to "Kianush Jahanpur, Iran’s health ministry spokesman tweeted.()":ht...

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The Realignment Ep. 30: The Geopolitics of the Coronavirus

Saagar Enjeti et al.

Hudson Senior Fellows Michael Doran, Peter Rough, and John Lee join The Realignment to explore the geopolitical ramifications of the Coronavirus outbr...

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How China is Exploiting the Coronavirus to Weaken Democracies

Peter Rough

Beijing is using the pandemic to drive wedges between members of the European Union, and to advance its propaganda war against the United States....

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The Coronavirus May Make Trump Stronger

Walter Russell Mead

Gallup finds 60% of voters approve of his handling of the crisis. As usual, the establishment is clueless....

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Technology and the Future Warfare

Bryan Clark

In an interview on Defense and Aerospace Report Podcast, Bryan Clark discusses the connection between technology and future warfare. ...

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Korea's Endless Search for Peace

Patrick M. Cronin

President Donald "Trump’s offer to help North Korea combat the coronavirus pandemic is the right thing to do, but little is likely to come of the gest...

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Will Coronavirus Kill Populism?

Walter Russell Mead

Trump’s 2016 victory shook the world. His re-election would be more consequential....

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China Is Not a Coronavirus Role Model

John P. Walters

The Communists’ coverup helped create this mess. We’ll need the free world’s innovation to get out of it....

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U.S., China Accuse Each Other of Mishandling COVID-19 Outbreak

Tim Morrison

In a segment with Franco Ordonez on NPR Morning Edition, Tim Morrison discusses the danger of the U.S. medical supply chain dependency on China. ...

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Virus Outbreak Handling Is A Failure of Leadership

Brendan Brown

In an interview with Caroline Hepker and Roger Hearing on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe, Brendan Brown discusses a debt-for-equity swap system and the fai...

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China’s Mask Mercantilism

Mike Watson

As the novel coronavirus continues its deadly march from Wuhan across the globe, Chinese Communists are attempting to turn the pandemic, which was lar...

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To Protect the Future, Hold China to Account

Lewis Libby & Logan Rank

In any just and lawful setting, actors who recklessly pursue hazardous activities would be held accountable for foreseeable harm caused to others....

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Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Managerial Class

Ronald W. Dworkin

It is always easier to live a homogenous life, one that begins and ends, comfortably, within the boundaries of a single age. Unfortunately, we are not...

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Failure to Confront China’s Corruption Will Exacerbate Coronavirus Crisis

Nate Sibley

Here are five things America can do to ensure that authoritarian corruption doesn’t undermine the global fight against coronavirus....

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Pathways to Peace: Achieving the Stable Transformation of the Korean Peninsula

Patrick M. Cronin

The possibility of peaceful change on the Korean Peninsula appears less realistic today than it did throughout 2018 and 2019....

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What Americans Can Learn From Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau About Limiting Coronavirus

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

These countries moved aggressively to protect their people, restrict travel, and track the infected....

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Make America the Medicine Chest of the World

Arthur Herman

Take a page from FDR’s ‘arsenal of democracy’ and mobilize industry to fight Covid-19....

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A Minyan in the Time of Social Distancing

Tevi Troy

Losing a parent is always difficult, especially as important financial and religious arrangements must be made during a time of intense grief. A globa...

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Food Industry: Tell Americans There Is Plenty of Food

Hank Cardello

Like hand sanitizer at the local supermarket, reassurance for anxious grocery shoppers is in short supply as the COVID-19 pandemic looms over our nati...

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Beijing Escalates the New Cold War

Walter Russell Mead

Expelling U.S. reporters will solidify the bipartisan consensus that Communist China is a hostile threat....

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Saudis Shock Oil Market With Price Cut

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Connell McShane on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the Oil market. ...

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The White House Pandemic Team Did Not Dissolve

Tim Morrison

In an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News, Tim Morrison discusses recent allegations NSC's biodefense staff and recent allegations that the pand...

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What Can We Learn From Overseas to Beat COVID-19?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Trish Regan on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses measures that have been taken across the world to stop the spread of co...

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China's Abuses Against Uighurs are Not Going Away: Here's How You Can Help

Lela Gilbert

Our lawmakers need to be made aware of this horrendous situation. ...

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Coronavirus Unmasks America's Real National Security Vulnerabilities

Robert Spalding

The offshoring of American manufacturing that occurred when China entered the World Trade Organization damaged U.S. national security. Now, the corona...

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Four Geostrategic Implications of the Coronavirus in the Indo-Pacific

Patrick M. Cronin

The coronavirus is both a public health and global financial crisis. But it is also a geostrategic challenge to America’s power and influence in the...

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China’s Coronavirus Opportunity

Walter Russell Mead

As bodies are thrown into mass graves in Iran, as Italian doctors practice triage in overcrowded wards, as borders close across Europe and American ci...

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No, the White House didn’t ‘dissolve’ its pandemic response office. I was there.

Tim Morrison

President Trump gets his share of criticism — some warranted, much not. But recently the president’s critics have chosen curious ground to questioerin...

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The Realignment Ep. 29: Tim Morrison, The Coronavirus and America's Supply Chain

Tim Morrison et al.

Hudson Senior Fellow Tim Morrison joins The Realignment to discuss the economic impact of the Coronavirus crisis and China's leverage over the America...

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Intellectual Property Rights in Innovation and Invention

Adam Mossoff

In a podcast interview with Dave Broker on the Industrial Revolutions Podcast, Adam Mossoff discusses intellectual property rights. ...

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Data Security in a 5G World: Why It Matters More than Ever

Robert Spalding

Data is the key resource of the 21st century. The 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) mentions data eighteen times and recognizes that “data, like...

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China Does Not Want to Take Responsibility for Origins of the Coronavirus

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Mark Levin on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses the unfolding Coronavirus pandemic. ...

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China Pushes Theory That U.S. Started the Coronavirus Outbreak

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses China’s attempts to turn the blame for the Coronavirus outbreak back on th...

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No Amount of Censorship Can Stop the China Debate

John Lee

Chinese President Xi Jinping is conducting a war on three fronts: to control and eventually reduce the spread of COVID-19 within China, shut down disc...

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Will the Coronavirus Save Netanyahu

Michael Doran

The coronavirus is a cross dresser. From a distance, it looks like a cousin of the seasonal flu. Compared to the Black Plague or Spanish Flu, to say n...

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The Coronavirus and Europe

Peter Rough

The central problem of the European Union (EU) today is that the primary allegiance of its people is to their home countries, not the EU. To overcome ...

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What's Next: The World with Coronavirus

Hudson Institute

The Wuhan coronavirus has interrupted life to an unavoidable extent around the world. In the nation's capital, the president and policymakers are maki...

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Conceit and Contagion: How the Virus Shocked Europe

Bruno Maçães

The World Health Organization announced last week that Europe is now the epicentre of the new coronavirus epidemic....

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Geopolitical Implications of the Coronavirus

Patrick M. Cronin et al.

Hudson experts analyze the virus' effects on the Indo-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East....

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Saudi Arabia-Russia Oil Price Feud Hits U.S. Economy Hard

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Over the weekend of March 7-8, Saudi Arabia declared economic war on Russia’s oil industry. Russian President Vladimir Putin had refused to cut back...

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Global Pandemic: The Impact of Coronavirus on the UK

Bruno Maçães

In a podcast interview with Tom Swarbrick on Rule Britannia, Bruno Macaes discusses the ongoing spread of coronavirus. ...

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American Conservative Nationalism is Here to Stay

John Fonte

Colin Dueck, Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 2019). Colin Dueck has written a marvelous book explaining the past,...

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Chinese Coronavirus Cover-Up

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the WHO and Chinese propaganda surrounding the spread of Coronavirus. ...

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Trump’s New Script Casts Europe as the Villain

Bruno Maçães

It was the wildest night. Sarah Palin "rapping()":https://www.vulture.com/2020/03/sarah-palin-raps-baby-got-back-masked-singer.html?mod=article_inline...

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How Is the Virus Outbreak Affecting U.S.-China Relations?

John Lee

In an interview on Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia, John Lee discusses the coronavirus outbreak and what it could mean for U.S.-China relations. ...

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Patent Term Extensions Will Help Speed up Development of Coronavirus Drugs

Adam Mossoff

The coronavirus is now officially a worldwide pandemic. There are no vaccines or antiviral treatments yet. Biotech companies are racing to develop the...

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The Future of Deterrence Strategy in Long-Term Strategic Competition

Masashi Murano

It has been almost five years since the last Guidelines for Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation were introduced in 2015. Since then,...

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Travels With the Coronavirus

Bruno Maçães

LAHORE, Pakistan — I begin my journey through Asia in Pakistan on the day Chinese authorities publicly confirm reports of an outbreak of coronavirus...

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Coronavirus and the Clash of Civilizations

Bruno Maçães

I spent the last two months traveling through Asia, all the way from Pakistan to the Philippines, with stops in India, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, and...

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Quarantine, Washing Hands Is More Important Than Fever Screenings

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Liz MacDonald on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses ways to combat coronavirus. ...

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A Purim Lesson at the White House

Lela Gilbert

The first venue that comes to mind when Purim celebrations are being organized is not likely to be the White House. But this year, the saga of Queen ...

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The Realignment Ep. 28: Ross Douthat, The Decadent Society

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Ross Douthat, conservative New York Times columnist and author of __The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success__, joins The Re...

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The Many Sides of Multilaterism

Liselotte Odgaard

Developments in 2019 suggested that the European Union and China were aligning in their support for multilateralism as a key feature of international ...

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Trump and the Pandemic

Walter Russell Mead

The coronavirus pandemic is the greatest challenge Donald Trump has ever faced. As stock markets fall and patient numbers rise, the epidemic threatens...

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Make No Mistake, China Really Does Want to Dominate the Pacific

Patrick M. Cronin

In this decade, the United States Navy may be displaced as the most formidable maritime presence in the Pacific Ocean. China is determined to challeng...

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Changes in Gambia Threaten Its Traditions Of Pacifist Islam

Paul Marshall

Gambia in West Africa seldom attracts much attention in the outside world. It is a small country, winding along the banks of the Gambia river and comp...

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Ending China’s Arms-Control Free Ride

Tim Morrison

Arms control is supposed to be about limiting threats to the United States and allies, not simply extending agreements that ignore major new threats....

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Is Joe Biden the American Brezhnev?

Ben Judah

Despite being frail and confused, he won the trust of an oligarchic party nomenklatura in a declining superpower by promising no structural reforms, n...

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Putin Seeks to Intimidate Erdogan

Blaise Misztal

In a radio interview on the John Batchelor Show, Blaise Misztal discusses the power struggle between Russia and Turkey. ...

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What Coronavirus Reveals About Capitalism

Robert Spalding

In an interview with Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball on The Hill’s Rising, Rob Spalding discusses China’s role in the Coronavirus epidemic. ...

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Let's Not Emulate the British With Limits On Internet Free Speech

Kirk R. Arner

After years of back and forth negotiations and multiple elections, the United Kingdom finally left the European Union last month. On the eve of Brexi...

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Afghanistan Is Not Vietnam. U.S. Should Know That Walking Away Won’t Be That Easy

Husain Haqqani

The agreement between the United States and the Taliban signed last weekend might pave the way for the withdrawal of US troops, but is unlikely to bri...

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The Realignment Ep. 27: Jane Coaston, Covering the Right's Realignment

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Jane Coaston, Vox senior politics reporter and co-host of The Weeds podcast, joins The Realignment to discuss the state of the conservative movement....

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Russia and Turkey Search for the Endgame in Syria, With or Without Assad

Bruno Maçães

The Kremlin has one overriding objective in Syria — to complete the full reestablishment of Assad’s control over the whole country so that Russia ...

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Coronavirus: Central Banks Stand Ready with More "Stimulus"

Brendan Brown

The nearest example in modern history to the present medical emergency supply shock is the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) oi...

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Look Out, World—It’s Sanders

Walter Russell Mead

What would a Bernie Sanders presidency mean for U.S. foreign policy? Observers around the world are beginning to ask this question as the socialist se...

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China’s Bid for Maritime Primacy in an Era of Total Competition

Patrick M. Cronin

In this decade, the United States Navy may be displaced as the most formidable maritime presence in the Pacific Ocean. China is determined to challeng...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Puts Spotlight on False Narrative of China’s Economy

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses coronavirus and China’s economy....

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Problems with the Optimized Fleet Response Plan

Seth Cropsey

In an interview with Marjorie Censer on ABC’s Government Matters, Seth Cropsey discusses the Navy’s Optimized Fleet Response Plan and its potential im...

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In Rough Times

Peter Rough

In a podcast interview with Doug McCulllough and Clark Packard on Urbane Cowboys, Peter Rough discusses the Trump administration’s approach to foreign...

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Namaste, Trump

Aparna Pande

In an interview on the None of the Above podcast, Aparna Pande discusses the US-India relationship following President Trump’s visit to India. ...

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Indo-Pacific Strategy

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview with Vago Muradian on Defense and Aerospace Report, Patrick Cronin discusses Indo-Pacific strategy. ...

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A Jaundiced Take on National Conservatism

John Fonte

The National Conservatism Conference first came to public attention in July, when its Washington, D.C., conference was widely covered in the media and...

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Spoilers in the Wings for U.S.-Talibal Deal

Husain Haqqani

The weeklong test period with the Taliban for a meaningful “reduction in violence” (RIV) seems to have measurably cut the Taliban’s violence "by...

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