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Counterbalance | Ep. 20: Matthew Kroenig, The Case for Optimism on China

Michael Doran & Marshall Kosloff

Matt Kroenig of the Atlantic Council and Georgetown University has written a new book, The Return of Great Power Rivalry, which lays the basis for a v...

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Making a Killing | Ep. 13 Olympics Special, Travis Tygart on Corruption and Doping in Sports

Paul Massaro & Nate Sibley

With the 2020 Olympic Games just hours away, Paul Massaro catches up with Travis Tygart, Chief Executive of the US Antidoping Agency, to discuss the g...

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Pakistan’s Pyrrhic Victory in Afghanistan

Husain Haqqani

Pakistan’s security establishment is cheering the Taliban’s recent military gains in Afghanistan. The country’s hard-liners have funneled suppor...

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US, German Deal on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Will ‘Undermine’ National Security

Michael R. Pompeo

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business, Mike Pompeo discusses the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. ...

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Countering Emerging Russian and Chinese Hypersonic Threats

Richard Weitz

This study, produced for the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) assesses the hypersonic capabilities and strategies that the Russ...

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Russia Warns US Over Hypersonic Missiles

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses hypersonic missiles. ...

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The World’s Largest Muslim Organization Just Honored Evangelicals

Paul Marshall

Last week, a small but significant celebration headlined as “God Needs No Defense: Reimagining Muslim-Christian Relations” was held in a remarkabl...

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US-European Cooperation on China and the Broader Indo-Pacific

Peter Rough

July 20, 2021 Chairmen Bera and Keating, Ranking Members Chabot and Fitzpatrick, distinguished members of the Subcommittees, thank you for the oppor...

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Why Putin Still Covets Ukraine

Walter Russell Mead

Writing long, historically focused opinion pieces is an activity more characteristic of think tankers than heads of state, but Russian President Vladi...

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Is COVID China’s Chernobyl?

Arthur Herman

Thirty-five years ago, the nuclear disaster known to the world as Chernobyl brought discredit at home and abroad to an inept and corrupt Soviet commun...

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Uyghur American: I Was Born in a Chinese Reeducation Camp. I Will Always Fight China's Lies.

Nury Turkel

My mother gave birth to me while in captivity in China. On that day, in that prison called a reeducation camp, I don’t imagine that she could have e...

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The ECB's New Inflation Plan Is Like the Old Plan. But Worse.

Brendan Brown

Old, absurd, and unfit for purpose; how else to describe "the “new” monetary framework for euro monetary policy presented by ECB Chief Lagarde ami...

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What America Owes the Uyghurs: A Plan for Stopping China's Genocide

Nury Turkel & Beth Van Shaack

There is a word for what is happening in the Xinjiang region of China: genocide. Chinese authorities have rounded up "millions()":https://foreignpolic...

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Oligarchs’ Favorite U.S. Visa Might Not Last

Casey Michel & Paul Massaro

Calls are growing louder to fix the “golden visa” program that has flooded the United States with dubious foreign money....

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The U.S. Navy's Leadership Crisis

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The Chinese Communist Party is determined to supplant the United States—and building a navy to do it....

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Making a Killing | Ep. 12: Exposing Cuba’s Kleptocrats

Nate Sibley et al.

Paul Massaro, Casey Michel and Nate Sibley discuss corruption in Cuba and Georgia and how Western governments can engage populations suffering under k...

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The CCP Goes to Hollywood

Martha Bayles

When visiting China in 2007, I was told by several scholars and journalists that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) granted different degrees of freedo...

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Why We Might Lose a War with China

Seth Cropsey

This past March, Admiral Philip Davidson warned Congress that China could assault Taiwan “in the next six years.” Davidson, a career surface-warfa...

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Christians Under Xi

Nina Shea

China's Christians, at 100 million strong and constituting that country’s largest religious minority, are facing a new government policy of severe r...

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U.S. Withdrawal, Taliban Resurgence

Husain Haqqani

In an interview with London Times Radio Husain Haqqani was interviewed on the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban's resurgence across the c...

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Counterbalance | Ep. 19: Central Asia as a Strategic Concept

Michael Doran & Marshall Kosloff

Fred Starr, the former president of Oberlin College and Chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, joins Mike and Marshall to discuss the role t...

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White House and Congress Would Be Wise To Heed Cotton's Navy Report

Seth Cropsey

Sen. Cotton and his congressional colleagues found that the Navy is insufficiently prepared to fight and win a great-power conflict with China...

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Give Combatant Commanders the Tools To Innovate

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

Almost no one, it seems, is happy with the Biden administration’s first defense budget....

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How Cuba’s Communists Cling to Power

Walter Russell Mead

As protests erupted across Cuba last weekend, the country faced its severest test since the fall of the Soviet Union. But the system Fidel Castro foun...

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Military Needs New Joint Force Design Approach in Light of Software Advances

Timothy A. Walton

Timothy Walton, fellow at the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology argues that the military needs a new approach for joint force design to keep ...

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Biden Pressures Putin About Cyberattacks

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses Putin’s refusal to clamp down on cyberattacks. ...

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‘Among the Mosques’ Review: From Islamist to British Patriot

Michael Doran

The future of relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in the United Kingdom may be a troubled one. Ed Husain sounds the alarm in “Among the Mosque...

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Housing Boom Puts Fed in a Hole

Irwin M. Stelzer

Reality bites. And at a decidedly inconvenient time for Federal Reserve board chairman Jay Powell. In a little over a month, he will meet his internat...

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Pompeo on US Preparedness To Take on China

Michael R. Pompeo

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News, Mike Pompeo discusses U.S. preparedness to take on China. ...

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To Avert Disaster in Afghanistan, Look to Central Asia

Michael Doran & Fred Starr

American forces have left Afghanistan. Now what? President Biden has yet to settle on the outlines of an approach. What should the U.S. seek to achiev...

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India Has a Long Way To Go In Confronting China

Husain Haqqani & Aparna Pande

India’s decision to move 50,000 additional troops to its border with China bolsters its ability to protect itself against Chinese aggression. It is a ...

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Donald Rumsfeld: Knowable and Notable

Douglas J. Feith

Why was Donald Rumsfeld such a notable public figure? Few American statesmen had the prominence and influence of Rumsfeld, who died on June 29. I fi...

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Wuhan Lab Leak

David Asher

In an interview on the Guy Benson Show, David Asher discusses the Wuhan lab leak. ...

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Mike Pompeo on Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

Michael R. Pompeo

In an interview on Fox and Friends, Mike Pompeo discusses the Afghanistan troop withdrawal. ...

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Making a Killing | Ep. 11: Kleptocrats and the Art of Reputation Laundering

Casey Michel & Nate Sibley

Co-host Casey Michel interviews John Heathershaw, associate professor of international relations at the University of Exeter, about the widespread use...

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The Disturbing Clues Behind COVID’s Origins

David Asher

In an interview on The Fox News Rundown, David Asher discusses the evidence he uncovered that points to the virus originating from a lab instead of an...

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Hudson Institute Statement on Chandrasekhar's Appointment to Minister of State

Hudson Institute

WASHINGTON—Hudson Institute’s President and CEO John Walters congratulates Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a member of Hudson's board of trustees, on being ...

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American Shareholders Get an Expensive Lesson on Investing in China

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Larry Kudlow on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses China’s ban on the ride sharing app Didi. ...

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Counterbalance | Ep. 18: The State of the Foreign Policy Apparatus

Michael Doran & Marshall Kosloff

Mike and Marshall take a step back to evaluate where the foreign policy apparatus stands today on issues like the Middle East, the China question, mul...

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Xi Means What He Said About Taiwan

Seth Cropsey & Harry Halem

Xi Jinping’s July 1 speech to commemorate the Chinese Communist Party’s centenary has received much fanfare. Accompanied by great pageantry, the s...

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China's Military Prepares for War, While America's Military Goes 'Woke'

Seth Cropsey

President Xi Jinping’s Chinese Communist Party (CCP) centenary speech conveyed his regime’s resolve in many ways. ...

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US Should Offer Reward To Entice Chinese Defectors To Tell Us What Happened In Wuhan

David Asher

In an interview with Brian Kilmeade on Fox Radio, David Asher says they should put up a reward of 10 to 15 million to entice high level defectors to c...

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Libya’s Islamists: A Fragmented Landscape

Alison Pargeter

Post-Qadhafi Libya has been defined by chaos, division and disintegration. With the once-strong center in tatters, the country has fragmented into an ...

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The North-South Divide: Nigerian Discourses on Boko Haram, the Fulani, and Islamization

Michael Nwankpa

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous state, faces intersecting and multidimensional security crises in nearly every part of the country. In northeastern ...

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Wuhan Lab Leak Theory

David Asher

In an interview with Trace Gallagher on Fox News, David Asher discusses the Wuhan lab leak theory. ...

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What John Quincy Adams Meant When He Said America ‘Goes Not Abroad in Search of Monsters to Destroy’

Mike Watson

Two hundred years ago, John Quincy Adams gave one of the most famous and most misunderstood speeches in American history. Speaking in the Capitol buil...

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Faster Weapon Buys: Try Evolutionary Innovation

Dan Patt & Elaine McCusker

At a time when political consensus on anything can be hard to reach, there is general agreement that the United States military must modernize to fend...

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A Just Response To Communist China’s COVID Cover Up

David Asher

Thank you to Republican Whip Scalise, Ranking Member Comer, and to all the members of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis for inviting m...

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Is There National Security Continuity Between the Trump and Biden Administrations?

Nadia Schadlow

In the journal’s continuing conversations with government officials and practitioners, our editor reached out to former Deputy National Security A...

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COVID-19 in North Korea

Liselotte Odgaard

In an interview on Danish Radio 4, Liselotte Odgaard discusses North Korea’s COVID-19 issues. ...

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China's Lack of Accountability for COVID

David Asher

In an interview with Trace Gallagher on Fox News, David Asher discusses holding China accountable for its role in the spread of coronavirus. ...

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Leading Wuhan Researcher Has Ties to China's Military

David Asher

In an interview on NBC News, David Asher discusses a Wuhan researcher’s connections with military scientists. ...

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House Republicans Examine COVID-19 Origins

David Asher

Hudson Senior Fellow David Asher testified before the House Republicans on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. ...

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The Way Forward in Afghanistan

Husain Haqqani

Recent reports of the Taliban winning control of several previously contested districts in Afghanistan have raised fears of a Taliban military takeove...

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Investigating COVID-19 Origins

David Asher

In an interview on CBS News, David Asher discusses information about the Wuhan lab that was buried in government databases. ...

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Biden’s Middle East Policy Is ‘Very Confused’

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses U.S. relations with Iran and North Korea. ...

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Does Ukraine Matter to America?

Jon Lerner

In April, over one hundred thousand Russian troops amassed along Russia’s border with Ukraine. What was that about? Some believe it was a reconnaiss...

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The “Colorado Experiment”: Legalized Marijuana’s Impact in Colorado

David W. Murray

The state of Colorado has been offered up by many policy makers as a test case regarding the wisdom of drug legalization. Colorado has permitted “me...

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Official 2011 Chinese Government Submission Discusses ‘Weaponising Specific Viruses to Target Races’

David Asher

In an interview on Sky News Australia, David Asher discusses official Chinese government documents about bioresearch and the dangers of potential lab ...

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The New Middle East Emerges in the Knesset

Josh Block

This month, Israeli political leaders announced a historic unity governing coalition — the most diverse ideological, political, and religious in the...

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North Korean Stability is in the Eye of the Beholder

Patrick M. Cronin

Consider the following three propositions: North Korea is as solid as a rock; North Korea is on the brink of collapse; there are too many unknowns to ...

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Chinese Regional Aggression

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview with Vago Muradian on Defense and Aerospace Report, Patrick Cronin discusses China, Russia, Afghanistan, and the Chairman of the JCS. ...

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The Future of Warfare

Bryan Clark

In a podcast interview with Vago Muradian on Defense and Aerospace Report, Bryan Clark discusses mosaic warfare. ...

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Making a Killing | Ep. 10: Golden Visas, Reputation Laundering and Cryptocurrency Volcanoes

Nate Sibley et al.

Paul Massaro, Casey Michel and Nate Sibley discuss what happens when kleptocrats go passport shopping for so-called “Golden Visas,” how US univers...

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Counterbalance Ep. 17 | Mike Doran on the Overlooked Strategic Importance of Central Asia

Michael Doran & Marshall Kosloff

Co-host Mike Doran fills the roll of "guest" this week to detail what he saw and learned during his travels throughout Central Asia earlier this month...

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Pompeo on Bill to Save Afghan Allies

Michael R. Pompeo

In an interview with Stuart Varney on Fox Business, Mike Pompeo discusses Sen. John Kennedy’s bill to save Afghanistan allies. ...

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The Take | Bryan Clark on the Future of War and Preparing for Gray-Zone Operations

Bryan Clark

In the first episode of Hudson’s new video series The Take, Senior Fellow Bryan Clark gives viewers a primer on gray-zone warfare—provocative demonstr...

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Fix the Pacific Deterrence Fund—and the Deeper Problem It Reveals

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

The Pentagon’s plan to deter China is rightly coming under fire from Congress and national security experts for double-counting planned procurement an...

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Taiwan's Vaccine Problem is America's National Security Problem

Seth Cropsey & Harry Halem

On May 31st, the Taiwanese Central Epidemic Command Center, a crisis cell designed to respond to pandemics, reiterated the country’s commitment to p...

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Market Principles for Better Broadband Legislation

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth & Kirk R. Arner

Americans proved resilient during the COVID pandemic, in major part because of American broadband. In most areas of the country, American broadband i...

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Biden Wants a Deal With the Khobar Towers Killers

Michael R. Pompeo

June 25 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1996 bombing of a housing complex in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, by Iranian-backed terrorists. Nineteen U.S. airme...

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CHIPs Funding Should Feed the Future, Not the Corporate Trough

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

America’s economy is built on microelectronics, but the chip shortages and security failures roiling industries from automobiles to game consoles show...

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Land Mines for US Abound in the Caucuses

Walter Russell Mead

Azerbaijan released 15 Armenian prisoners of war on Saturday in exchange for the locations of 97,000 Armenian land mines on territory Azerbaijan recap...

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China Risks Further Isolation Over COVID-19

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Bill Hemmer on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses China’s refusal to cooperate with investigations into the origins of COVID-1...

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The Impact of Censorship in Fight Against COVID-19

David Asher

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business, David Asher discusses holding China accountable for its role in the coronavirus pandemic. ...

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China Does Not Want Us To Know the Truth

Michael R. Pompeo

In an interview with Martha MacCallum on The Story, Mike Pompeo discusses the recent one-on-one meeting between President Biden and Vladimir Putin. ...

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America's Relationship With Russia

Peter Rough

In an interview with Mike Slater on The First, Peter Rough discusses the Biden-Putin summit. ...

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Industrial Policy in the Real World

Mike Watson

Historians and commentators will wrestle with Donald Trump's legacy for some time, but one of his most significant accomplishments was the shake-up of...

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Chinese Misbehavior in the Indo-Pacific

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview with Vago Muradian on Defense and Aerospace Report, Patrick Cronin discusses Chinese misbehavior in the Indo-Pacific. ...

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Is There Trouble Ahead for the US and India?

Mike Watson

As U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris confirmed in her recent call with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, given that the coronavirus pandemic has re...

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Biden's Gift to Putin

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Despite four years of sustained hysterics about the supposed Russian-compromised nature of his presidency, Donald Trump's administration carried out a...

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Counterbalance Ep. 16: David Asher on the True Origins of COVID-19

David Asher et al.

Host Michael Doran returns this week to join Marshall for an interview with Hudson Senior Fellow, David Asher, who has fou ...

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We Need a Comprehensive Commission on COVID-19

Arthur Herman

There’s a growing clamor on Capitol Hill and elsewhere for creation of an independent body similar to the Robb-Silberman or 9/11 commissions to look...

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The Push For Another WHO Probe on COVID Origins

David Asher

In an interview on America’s Newsroom on Fox News, David Asher discusses the Wuhan lab leak. ...

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Biden's Budget Doesn't 'Get' Importance of the Coast Guard

Seth Cropsey & Harry Halem

President Biden’s FY2022 budget proposal has implications for every aspect of national power. But one of its most wrongheaded aspects — the Coast ...

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Biden’s Personal Touch Doesn’t Amount to a Foreign Policy

Mike Watson

President Biden revealed a key weakness in his foreign policy during his summit with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. “I know we make foreign policy out...

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Understanding Pakistan’s Overtures for Peace With India: Is China the Elephant in the Room?

Husain Haqqani

In a panel discussion for The Democracy Forum, Husain Haqqani discusses China’s role in tensions between Pakistan and India. ...

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Transcript: Uncovering the Origins of COVID-19: A Scientific Discussion

David Asher

Following is the full transcript of the June 16th, 2021 Hudson event titled Uncovering the Origins of COVID-19: A Scientific Discussion ...

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Former National Security Advisor on Biden-Putin Summit

H.R. McMaster

In an interview with Martha MacCallum on Fox News, H.R. McMaster discusses the Biden-Putin summit and what it will mean for American leadership. ...

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Biden Took a Weak Approach Not Calling Out Putin Lies

Michael R. Pompeo

In an interview with Larry Kudlow on Fox News, Mike Pompeo discusses Biden’s weak stance at his recent meeting with Putin. ...

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Ramification of the Biden-Putin Summit

Peter Rough

In an interview on Welt TV, Peter Rough discusses the Biden-Putin summit. ...

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Joe Biden’s Transatlantic Bridge to the Indo-Pacific Region

Patrick M. Cronin

President Joe Biden’s first foreign trip navigated European geography but negotiated Asian strategy. ...

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What Happened in Wuhan?

David Asher

In an interview with Martha MacCallum on Fox News, David Asher discusses ongoing investigations into the origins of coronavirus and increasing evidenc...

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This Is What Could Trigger Big Growth in CPI Inflation

Brendan Brown

Many episodes of monetary inflation, some even long and virulent, do not feature a denouement in a sustained high CPI inflation over many years. Inste...

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Military Micro-Reactors: Waging Yesterday’s Wars While Losing the Future’s

Bryan Clark & Henry Sokolski

With its withdrawal from Afghanistan and decision to end programs that typified America’s conflicts of past two decades, the Biden administration’s Pe...

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Transcript: The Future of the Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs & Peter Rough

Following is the full transcript of the June 15th, 2021 Hudson event titled The Future of the Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipeline ...

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A 21st Century Defense Industrial Strategy for America

Ellen Lord & Jeffrey Nadaner

In many ways, Americans have every reason to be confident about our national security future. The American military is still the most powerful in th...

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Persecuted Iranian Christian Mary Mohammadi Votes for Truth in Her Homeland

Lela Gilbert

Presidential elections in prominent countries tend to reverberate across the world. And the results sometimes echo in op-eds and interviews long after...

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Science, Intelligence Communities Look Into the Origins of COVID-19

David Asher

In an interview on Nightline, David Asher discusses the Wuhan lab leak theory. ...

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Why Tokyo Should Proceed With the Summer Olympics

Riley Walters

Think back to January: Daily COVID-19 cases in the U.S. had just hit a new high, people were still discouraged from socializing, and many businesses w...

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