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Kraft Heinz Just Cut The Cheese: 3 Ways It Can Make A Comeback

Hank Cardello

A year ago March I wrote in Forbes that Kraft Heinz wasn’t cutting the mustard after focusing on cost cutting and having to take write-downs on its Kr...

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Two Steps President Trump Could Take Now to Secure Missile Defense Improvements

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs & Henry A. Obering III

In his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination, President Donald Trump said that in a second term, “We will win the race to 5G,...

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Antisubmarine Warfare Using Autonomous Systems

Bryan Clark

In a podcast interview Vago Muradian on Defense and Aerospace Report, Bryan Clark discusses antisubmarine warfare and autonomous systems. ...

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What DOJ’s Proposal to Curb Big Tech Legal Protections Means for Valuations

Robert M. McDowell

In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Rob McDowell discusses the DOJ’s proposal to curb Big Tech legal protections. ...

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Negative Rates Are Currency Manipulation

Brendan Brown

In an interview with Caroline Hepker and Roger Hearing on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe, Brendan Brown discusses negative interest rates and currency mani...

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Communist China Exploits Gaps in U.S. Military

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Jan Jekielek on American Thought Leaders, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the CCP’s exploitation of gaps in the U.S. military. ...

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How America Helped Iraq Fall under Iran’s Grip

Michael Pregent

Forty years ago today, Iraq launched an invasion of neighboring Iran, beginning a war that would drag on until 1988 and leave hundreds of thousands de...

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Weaponizing the 5G Value Chain

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

US national security experts worry the United States is falling behind China in the competition for 5G mobile communication dominance. While US compan...

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Is Time Running Out For TikTok?

Arthur Herman

Is time finally running out on this Chinese-owned social media’s effort to grab the data, and even control the minds, of its 100 million monthly U.S...

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

Michael Doran

When President Donald Trump presided over the signing ceremony for the Abraham Accords between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain last week on the South Law...

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Under a Renewed Sino-Vatican Agreement, the Chinese Catholic Church Will Wither

Nina Shea

The Vatican is aiming to renew its secret provisional agreement with China as Chinese President Xi Jinping’s regime becomes more totalitarian and ru...

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Appeasing China Won’t Cool the Earth

Walter Russell Mead

As policy makers in Beijing weigh their options in the event of a Biden victory, one of the subjects that will most engage their attention is climate ...

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Trump Struggles to Ride the Jump

Irwin M. Stelzer

Christmas has come early for the politicians lusting after four years in the White House. “Santa” Jay Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve Boar...

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The Wolves of Peace: Iran, Turkey and a Strategic Revolution in the Middle East

Lewis Libby & Hillel Fradkin

The past two months have unveiled the beginning of a strategic revolution in the Middle East – a diplomatic triumph years in the making. Israeli Pr...

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What the US Thinks It Learned About Kim Jong Un

Patrick M. Cronin

If Americans have learned anything from brinkmanship and summitry with North Korea these past few years, it should be that familiarity can clarify not...

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Reaffirming NATO to Protect Transatlantic Security

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs & Tim Morrison

In November of last year, French President Emmanuel Macron gave a stunning interview to The Economist in which he said the world is experiencing ‘the ...

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After 20 Years, Let the NNSA Stand on Its Own

Tim Morrison & Franklin C. Miller

On September 17th, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the current partnership between the Departments of Defense and Energy concern...

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Hudson Institute and Takshashila Institution: The China Challenge Discussion Series

Aparna Pande et al.

Hudson Institute and the Takshashila Institution are partnering to host The China Challenge discussion series, an online webinar series exploring the ...

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The U.S. Election Could Be a Danger for Taiwan, an Opportunity for China

Seth Cropsey & Harry Halem

Taiwan staged several military exercises in its regional waters this past week. Although the Taiwanese defense ministry would not disclose what it tes...

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Will Israel’s Peace Agreements Bring Religious Freedom In The Middle East?

Lela Gilbert

The official announcements of seismic change in the Middle East first appeared on Aug. 13, 2020. ...

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Protect Americans, Don't Bankrupt Them

Mike Watson

During his Labor Day press conference, President Trump aired his principal grievance regarding American manufacturing: There is not enough of it. The ...

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Palestinians Can’t Stand In the Way of Israel’s Regional Integration

Douglas J. Feith

There’s nothing normal about the normalization deals Israel formalized at the White House yesterday. Having weeks ago made public the news of an agr...

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US-Taiwan Relations: Building the Foundation for a Global Partnership

John Lee

In a panel discussion with the Global Taiwan Institute, John Lee discusses the importance of building a U.S.-Taiwan partnership. ...

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Trump Has a Great Foreign Policy Record. Why Isn't He Talking About It?

Irwin M. Stelzer

Voting has begun, unfortunately, before a serious discussion of foreign policy. It is rather odd since President Trump, never one to conceal his victo...

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Israel's Civil Service May Be Necessary, but in a Democracy the Legislature Is Truly Indispensable

Christopher DeMuth

The American reader of Haviv Gur’s "gripping essay()":https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/israel-zionism/2020/09/israels-deep-state-is-undemocratic-una...

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The Long Road to Israel’s Very Good Month

Walter Russell Mead

Not since May 1948, when both the U.S. and the Soviet Union recognized the state of Israel in the critical weeks of its war for independence, has Isra...

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Policies to Enhance the Resilience of U.S. Manufacturing

Thomas J. Duesterberg

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn worldwide attention to the fragility of global value chains for manufactured goods. In the United States, it is prompt...

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Why Foreign Nations Seeking Freedom Love Trump’s Foreign Policy

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In parts of the world where people are fighting for their lives and liberty against authoritarianism, the view of Donald Trump’s presidency is posit...

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China's Growing Military Power

Patrick M. Cronin

In a podcast interview on Defense and Aerospace Report¸ Patrick Cronin discusses China’s growing military power and the 2020 China Military Power Repo...

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High Risk in the Himalayas: India & China Edging Towards More Serious Conflict

Aparna Pande

In an interview with Nirmal Ghosh on Straits Times about growing tensions between China and India. ...

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Egypt: Trends in Politics, Economics, and Human Rights

Samuel Tadros

Samuel Tadros testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East about Politics, Economics, and Human Rights in Egypt. ...

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Don’t Rely on Hope; Attack Huawei’s Value Chain

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

Government policy and investment can help Western telecoms pin Huawei down in the least-lucrative part of 5G By any objective measure, the U.S. telec...

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This Is the Right Moment for a U.S.-Taiwan Trade Agreement

Seth Cropsey

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar’s visit to Taiwan and meeting with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on 10 August was a useful and int...

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Daesh Alive and Well Thanks to Iran’s Militias

Michael Pregent

The territorial defeat of Daesh was simply the first of a long series of phases needed to destroy the terrorist organization and its ideology complete...

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Under Jihadi Siege, Christians in West Africa Are Praying for a Miracle

Lela Gilbert

“One evening in late June, gunmen stormed a village in northern Burkina Faso,” the The Washington Post reported, “and ordered people who had bee...

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Russia and China Wield Dull Wedges

Walter Russell Mead

One of the biggest concerns experts have about President Trump’s foreign policy is that by alienating key allies like Germany, it offers China and R...

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China Has a 'Win-Win' Game Plan. India's App Ban and New Weapons Won't Change That

Aparna Pande

The India-China border standoff seems likely to endure, notwithstanding New Delhi’s efforts to defuse the crisis. China seems to have consolidated its...

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Home Sales Set Records for Minorities Across America

John C. Weicher

In the midst of the volatile economy riven with uncertainty because of the coronavirus, there is some welcome news from the housing market. Home sales...

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China Is Decoupling the Global Train

John Lee

What are we to make of the growing global conversation about decoupling and economic distancing from China? Sure, there have long been complaints abo...

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West Africa: Praying for a Miracle

Lela Gilbert

“One evening in late June, gunmen stormed a village in northern Burkina Faso,” the Washington Post reported, “and ordered people who had been chatting...

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The Fed's Latest Lie: It Can Make Everything Go Back to Normal

Brendan Brown

The Fed Emperor’s New Clothes Show is a continuous comedy without laughter. The latest act, the virtual Jackson Hole conference (August 27), was dre...

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Change and Continuity in Japan: What Will a Post-Shinzo Abe Era Bring?

Satoru Nagao

In an interview with Nirmal Ghosh for The Straits Times, Satoru Nagao discusses the future of the Quad alliance. ...

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V-J Day, 75 Years Later

Arthur Herman

Tday the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won.” Those were Douglas MacArthur’s words following the signing of...

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COVID-19 Proves How Dangerously We Misjudged China

Seth Cropsey

COVID-19 has demonstrated how poorly the Western political establishment interpreted Chinese intentions. Gone is the economic-political optimism that ...

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Indo-Japan-U.S. Unity Is Due to India

Satoru Nagao

In an interview on NewsX, Satoru Nagao discusses India-Japan ties and the role of the Quad alliance. ...

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Hudson Institute Thanks Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute thanks Prime Minister Abe for his longstanding efforts to deepen the Japan-US relationship, and for his personal friendship to Hudson...

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Joe Biden, Union Buster

Mike Watson

Amid all the confusion caused by the coronavirus and the usual noise of the campaign season, Joe Biden wants to make one thing clear: He is focused on...

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America’s Quantum Quest Gets An Energy Boost

Arthur Herman

We don’t usually think of Ivanka Trump as a key scientific advisor to her father. But when it comes to quantum information science, she’s been a l...

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Political Show for Donald Trump? - The Republican Party Congress

Peter Rough

In an interview on Phoenix, Peter Rough discusses the GOP and the 2020 election. ...

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What’s Next for the U.S.–Japan ‘Special Relationship’

Arthur Herman

The term “special relationship” is usually reserved for the alliance between the United States and Great Britain. Yet that term applies almost as ...

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Aparna Pande Book Launch

Aparna Pande

Aparna Pande discusses her new book, “Making India Great,” in a web event with The Indian Futures. ...

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President Trump Started to Catch Up

Peter Rough

In an interview on Swiss National Radio, Peter Rough discusses President Trump and the state of the GOP. ...

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China's Laughable Double Standards Fool No One

John Lee

China overtook the US as the country with the largest diplomatic network in the world last November. One month later, the country’s Foreign Minister...

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Three Steps to Win — or Avert — a Pacific War With China

Seth Cropsey

August 20 marked the conclusion of China’s three-day live-fire exercise in the East China Sea, following a summer of increasing provocations. These ...

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Iraq Government Must Choose Between Us and Iran — Its People Already Have

Michael Pregent

The three things America wants Baghdad to know are: Iran is Washington’s focus, Daesh is bigger than the Baghdad pulse on the US presence, and the W...

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Competing With China

Patrick M. Cronin

In a podcast interview on Defense and Aerospace Report, Patrick Cronin discusses Chinese security and military strategy. ...

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The State of the Republican Party

Peter Rough

In an interview on hr-iNFO, Peter Rough discusses the state of the Republican Party. ...

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JADC2 and Decision-Centric Warfare

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

In a podcast interview with Eric Lofgren on Acquisition Talk, Bryan Clark and Dan Patt discuss JADC2, NGAD, and systems architecture. ...

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Reject 'No First Use' Nuclear Policy

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

There is an activist effort among nuclear idealists to mobilize public opinion and urge elected officials to pledge to support a policy of "no first u...

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What the Unholy Left-Right Alliance Undermining Immigration Enforcement Means for the 2020 Election

John Fonte

The Democrats’ 2020 choice for vice-president of the United States is Kamala Harris, a U.S. senator from California who has compared our courageous...

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China Is Struggling With 'One Country' That Has Two Visions of the Future

John Lee

How should the United States respond to China’s ever more flagrant violations of its binding treaty obligations under the Sino-British Joint Declara...

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US Should Not Confiscate Gilead's Remdesivir Patent

Adam Mossoff

Over 30 state attorneys general recently sent a letter to federal health officials urging them to confiscate Gilead Sciences Inc.'s patent on remdesiv...

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‘The Churchill Complex’ Review: Anglo-American Attitudes

Walter Russell Mead & Walter Russell Mead

The special relationship—or, as they write it in Britain, the Special Relationship—between the United States and the United Kingdom is one of thos...

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Violence And Conspiracy Create Perilous Times For Jews and Christians

Lela Gilbert

“The images keep coming back to me, again and again,” David, the 29-year-old victim explained. “They used me as a punching bag. I asked myself, is it ...

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Transcript: General John E. Hyten on Progress and Challenges Implementing the National Defense Strategy

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Following is the full transcript of the August 12th, 2020 Hudson event titled General John E. Hyten on Progress and Challenges Implementing the Nation...

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Indian Foreign Policy: Pillars and Sources of Influence

Aparna Pande

In a podcast interview on Puliyabaazi, Aparna Pande discusses India’s foreign policy. ...

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Will Religious Freedom Flourish in Post-Treaty Middle East?

Lela Gilbert

On August 13, World Israel News reported that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to h...

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The Conflict Between China and India Continues, Why Can the Dragon and Elephant Dance Together?

Aparna Pande

In an interview with Radio Free Asia, Aparna Pande discusses ongoing tensions between India and China. ...

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The State Should Be Secular, Religious Vigilantism on Streets Should Stop

Aparna Pande

In a web appearance on The Print, Aparna Pande discusses India’s need for a great power plan and her new bok, “Making India Great: The Promise of a Re...

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Defending America in the Age of Quantum

Arthur Herman

In a podcast interview on Quantum Hermit, Arthur Herman discusses national defense in the quantum age. ...

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A Tryst with Greatness

Aparna Pande

In a podcast interview with Hamsini Hariharan on States of Anarchy, Aparna Pande discusses how India can become a great power. ...

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China Confronted

Tod Lindberg

With the publication of his first book, The Kill Chain, Christian Brose establishes himself at the forefront of a new generation of American thinkers ...

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Why We Don’t Want to Import Weak Intellectual Property Systems

Adam Mossoff

Much ink has been spilled describing the ill effects on innovation from proposed legislation that would import foreign price controls on patented medi...

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Stop Foreign Cybercriminals From Masquerading as Diplomats

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth & Kirk R. Arner

Last month, North Korean state hackers sent COVID-19-themed phishing emails to more than five million American individuals and businesses in the Unite...

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U.S.-Led Alternatives to Huawei Gain Momentum

Thomas J. Duesterberg

In February, U.S. Attorney General William Barr bluntly dismissed an emerging technology alternative to Huawei as “pie in the sky,” and suggested that...

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What Frederick DeBoer Gets Wrong About Charter Schools

Mike Watson

August is usually the time for vacations, sunburns, and back-to-school shopping, but not this year. The global pandemic has left state and local offic...

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After V-J Day, Americans Wanted to Withdraw from the World Stage

Mike Watson

Seventy-five years ago, the greatest conflagration in world history was finally snuffed out. After seeing two of his cities destroyed by atomic bombs,...

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Bullying Tactics on the Left: Facebook Is Not Biased to the Right, the Right Has Equal Right to Free Speech

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Just a month ago, the resignation letter of Bari Weiss at the New York Times put the spotlight on a growing phenomenon – a Twitter led bullying by L...

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Let Markets Solve the Political Censorship Problem

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth & Kirk R. Arner

You’d think we’re living in a dystopian novel: news sites are blocked, politicians are prevented from reaching constituents, speech is arbitrarily lab...

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Congress Should Stop Massive Online Piracy of Streaming Movies and Shows

Adam Mossoff

Shows like "Westworld" or "Stranger Things" have been a staple of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, as America has sat at home. But sophisticated thi...

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Bajwa May Be Trying to Smooth Things With Saudis, but Imran Khan Dreams of Neo-Ottoman World

Husain Haqqani

Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is "set to visit()":https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/699062-general-qamar-javed-bajwa-to-visit-sau...

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The UAE-Israel Peace Deal

Peter Rough

In an interview with CBC news, Peter Rough discussed the peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates....

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How A Libertarian Is Tackling Obesity And Why Big Food Should Worry

Hank Cardello

Boris Johnson’s junk food bans could tempt U.S. policymakers to get tough...

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Time for U.S. to Get Tough With Iraqi PM Al-Kadhimi

Michael Pregent

The US should not roll out the red carpet for Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s Aug. 20 visit. Al-Kadhimi should not receive praise for sayi...

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Imran Khan’s Populism Clashes With Pakistan’s Economic Realities

Husain Haqqani

All politicians have to adjust or tweak policies, but the rate at which Imran Khan makes U-turns is dizzying. ...

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The End of American Illusion

Nadia Schadlow

Since the end of the Cold War, most U.S. policymakers have been beguiled by a set of illusions about the world order. ...

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Saffron India Is an Opportunity and Danger

Walter Russell Mead

Hindu nationalism’s rise will help the U.S. check Beijing but raises the risk of war....

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China's Aggression in the South China Sea

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on with Lou Dobbs Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses China’s growing military activity in the South China Sea. iframe#1...

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In a Second Term, Trump Could Build on His Foreign-Policy Successes

Arthur Herman

Democrats and their media allies like to paint Donald Trump as a foreign-policy catastrophe. Even some conservatives have joined the angry chorus. Neo...

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Learning the Right Lessons From Nagasaki

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs & Tim Morrison

Seventy-five years ago today, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, three days after dropping one on Hiroshima....

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Holding China Accountable

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses President Trump’s attempts to crackdown on Chinese companies trading shares in U.S. marke...

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Modernizing the Missile Technology Control Regime

William Schneider

The Missile Technology Control Regine (MTCR) and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) are the diplomatic foundation agreements for constraining ...

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The Dangerous Illusion of “Safe” Drug Injection Sites

David W. Murray

Drug overdose deaths are rising again nationally, soon to surpass the current 70,000-person annual toll. In response, some “harm reduction” advoca...

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China and the Middle East

Michael Doran

In a web event with AIJAC, Michael Doran discusses China’s emerging presence in the Middle East. ...

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China’s Drive for Middle Eastern Supremacy

Michael Doran

In a podcast interview on Mosaic Magazine’s Tikvah podcast, Michael Doran discusses China’s attempts at Middle Eastern supremacy. ...

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Kashmir: One Year On

Aparna Pande

One year after India repealed Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, China and Pakistan seem to be the only countries that seem ...

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Thinking Hard About Missile Defense

Bryan Clark & Henry Sokolski

Last month, Prime Minister Abe ignited a trans-Pacific debate over how best to protect Japan from North Korean missile attack by canceling Aegis-Ashor...

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A Guide to the Trump Administration's China Policy Statements

Michael Pillsbury

United States policy toward China is the preeminent strategic issue of our time. In the last several years, the U.S.-China relations...

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Testimony: Kenneth Weinstein Before The Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Kenneth R. Weinstein

THE HONORABLE KENNETH R. WEINSTEIN NOMINEE, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE AUGUST 5, 2020 I am profoundly honored to ap...

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Holding China Accountable

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the possibility that Trump will terminate the U.S.-China trade deal. ...

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