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Why We're Concerned About Huawei

Robert Spalding

In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Rob Spalding discusses the threat of Huawei ahead of Huawei suppliers meeting at the White House. ...

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In US, Imran Khan & Bajwa Want to Replace Suspicion with Personal Chemistry. It’s Not Easy

Husain Haqqani

In a capitalist economy, business deals and investment depend on potential for profit, not goodwill between leaders. Khan should remember that....

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From The U.S. Religious Freedom Summit: Good News And Bad

Lela Gilbert

There is still much to be done – through diplomacy, advocacy, prayer and protest. Our work on behalf of Christians and other people of faith is far fr...

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The Current State of Affairs in the Persian Gulf

Michael Doran

In a BBC Radio interview, Mike Doran discussed the increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the Persian Gulf. iframe#1...

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Need For Novel Arms-Control Approaches

Richard Weitz

Russian-US arms control for now should focus on reducing risks rather than weapons....

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Peter Thiel Accuses Google of Working with China, Not US Military

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses why he believes an investigation into Google is necessary to clear up accusations that it is ...

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China's Aggression in the Caribbean

Michael Pregent

In an interview on the John Batchelor show, Mike Pregent discusses the Chinese strategy of investment in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. ...

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National Conservatism: A Conversation with National Security Adviser John Bolton

Christopher DeMuth

Hudson Institute's Christopher DeMuth interviews National Security Adviser John Bolton at the Edmund Burke Foundation's "National Conservatism Confere...

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The Taliban Smell Blood

Husain Haqqani

The terror group launches attack after attack, but the U.S. still hasn’t suspended Afghan peace talks....

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Turkey’s Turn Against the West — and How to Reverse It

Blaise Misztal

The coup attempt three years ago was a great boon to Erdogan. US policy should ensure that its anti-American effects don’t survive Erdogan....

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Whom Should the Secure Act Make Securer?

Christopher DeMuth

Retirement accounts were created with preferred tax treatment to provide resources to workers for their own retirement, not for the purpose of funding...

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Fool’s Gold – Pakistan Could Have Made Big Money From Gold Mines, Now It’s Paying Penalties

Husain Haqqani

The $5.8 billion penalty in the Reko Diq case should make Pakistanis reconsider the military’s overwhelming presence in their lives....

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Rising US-China Tensions: The Implications for India and Japan

Satoru Nagao

India and Japan need to decide how they will respond to rising tensions between the world's largest superpowers...

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Don’t Let Turkey Defect to Russia

Walter Russell Mead

NATO’s objective should be to outlast Erdogan and his provocative behavior....

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The Huawei Security Threat

Robert Spalding

In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Rob Spalding discusses the security threat posed by Huawei....

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India’s Airstrikes Proved Greatly Successful

Satoru Nagao

On February 26, 2019, the Indian Air Force conducted airstrikes on terrorist camps located inside Pakistan. This was the first time India bombed Pakis...

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A Transformation of the American Regime?

John Fonte

Americanism is not a dirty word; it’s a good thing. We should be proud to say so—and say no to the fundamental transformation of our country....

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The State of Religious Liberty in China

Nina Shea

A discussion on the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities, the widespread use of technology, and how the U.S. can leverage their tr...

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North Korea Threatens South Korea Over F35 jets

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview on CNN, Patrick Cronin discussed North Korea's recent threats towards its southern neighbor in light of South Korea's acquisition of F...

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Return of the Cocaine Nemesis

John P. Walters & David W. Murray

The United States is in the midst of a drug crisis of historic proportions, as multiple drugs of abuse soar in availability and prevalence....

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The Unfinished History Between America and the Muslim Brotherhood

Mohamed-​Ali Adraoui

The Islamist movement’s leadership has found refuge and a platform in AKP-led Turkey and elsewhere to oppose Egypt’s authoritarian regime, but the res...

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Washington Changed. British Diplomacy Failed to Keep Pace.

Ben Judah

The U.K.’s problems are much bigger than some leaked cables, or the abrupt resignation of its ambassador....

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The Salafi-Jihadist Reaction to Hindu Nationalism

Hari Prasad

ISIS and AQIS are competing throughout South Asia to win recruits, conduct terror attacks, and foment religious turmoil—and both have increasingly fix...

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Admiral Moran's Retirement and Vacancies at the DoD

Seth Cropsey

In an interview with WJLA, Seth Cropsey weighs in on the retirement of Admiral Bill Moran. ...

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Macron's Iran initiative: French Envoy in Tehran Amid Efforts to Save Nuclear Deal

Michael Pregent

In an interview on The Debate – France 24, Mike Pregent discusses whether or not Iran will make any new decisions with the regime by July 15th and n...

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The Hollow Center

Peter Rough

Angela Merkel’s CDU will soon have to choose between competing with AfD for the hearts of law-and-order conservatives, or with the Greens for the hear...

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The Treaty Behind China’s Drone Edge

Arthur Herman

Beijing isn’t a signatory of the 1987 pact, so it’s been exporting UAVs to American allies....

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Nationalism Is Necessary but Insufficient

Walter Russell Mead

Trump’s approach helps win allies in Asia. But it isn’t a basis for world order....

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Direct Investment Shows Importance of US Relationship

John Lee

It is useful to occasionally be reminded of the importance of the economic relationship with the US. ...

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The Huawei Threat: China Considers Data to be Critical National Infrastructure

Robert Spalding

Is Huawei a national security threat? Judge for yourself. The people of Hong Kong and Taiwan can probably help you with the answer....

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Qatar Airways Subsidies Continue to Undermine Competition in Vital Transatlantic Routes

Thomas J. Duesterberg

While the history of commercial aviation in its early years was dominated by state-owned (and often subsidized) carriers, in the last three decades th...

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Where To Now for the Trump Administration’s North Korea Policy?

Jack David

The first two summits with Kim Jong-un fell short, and optimism for the most recent one is hard to sustain. ...

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Dark Days for India’s Christian Communities

Lela Gilbert

The re-election of Prime Minister Modi does bode well for Christians living in India....

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School Busing: Yes, It’s Personal

Martha Bayles

The rhetoric flying around about school busing after the most recent Democratic debates was beyond sloppy. And the actual history is far from tidy....

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Behind Iran’s New Aggressiveness

Michael Doran

The supreme leader seeks to restore and preserve sanctions waivers for the country’s nuclear program....

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Why Huawei Has Become a Chess Piece in the US-China Trade Talk

Robert Spalding

In an interview with CNBC Squawk Box, Robert Spalding discusses the national security threat posed be Huawei....

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Trump Goes to Japan, and Japan to Him

Walter Russell Mead

Tokyo’s whaling and trade policies suggest the durability of the president’s approach....

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After Historic Walk into North Korea, Trump Must Continue Sanctions

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

When we see images of President Trump standing beside Kim Jong-un, we are not looking at an American achievement. We are looking at a concession....

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Hong Kong Protests Escalate

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on Bloomberg, Michael Pillsbury discusses the recent protests in Hong Kong....

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U.S.-China Trade Talks and Trumps Historic Step into North Korea

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury weighs in on the future of U.S.-China trade talks....

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Trump Needs More Than Patience With China

Thomas J. Duesterberg

The evidence he can get Beijing to change its ways is mixed—but he’s the only one making the effort....

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Maritime Order and America's Indo-Pacific Strategy

Patrick M. Cronin

The United States is a “seapower” in all senses of the word. Its history, prosperity, and security are inseparable from the oceans....

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How Does Europe Respond to Tehran Breaking the JCPOA?

Michael Doran

In an interview on the John Batchelor Show, Mike Doran discusses the latest sanctions on Iran and the JCPOA....

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Red Light, Green Light

Michael Doran

Review of "Shadow Strike: Inside Israel’s Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power"...

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Trump Reverses Course, Lifts Some Sanctions Against Chinese Telecom Firm Huawei

Robert Spalding

In an interview with Audie Cornish on NPR, Robert Spalding discusses Trump’s decision to lift some of the sanctions against Huawei. ...

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The Dangers Posed by Iran's Ayatollahs

Michael Doran

In an interview on Sky News Australia, Mike Doran discusses Iran and the Middle East “deal of the century.”...

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The Fate of the Trade War

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Fox News, Michael Pillsbury weighs in on whether Trump’s meeting with President Xi will restart trade talks....

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Trump Pursues Smart China Strategy Heading Into Meeting with Xi Jinping

Nadia Schadlow

The G20 Summit is not just a chance to re-start stalled trade talks. It’s an opportunity to put China on notice that it is past time to stop subvertin...

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More Than Skin Deep: Unilever Gets Tough On Its Shallowest Brands

Hank Cardello

In a bold move, Unilever CEO Alan Jope announced last week that the company will ditch brands that don’t commit to a social mission...

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Europeans Seek Workaround on Iran sanctions. What is To Be Done?

Michael Doran

In an interview on the John Batchelor Show, Mike Doran discusses Iran’s escalations. ...

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Trump Meets Putin and Xi for G20 Summit

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview on Fox News, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses Joe Biden’s foreign policy record and China trade talks at the G20....

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Trump Meets Putin at the G20

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Charles Payne on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrich discusses the Trump-Putin meeting at the G20....

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America’s Standoff with Iran

Michael Doran

In a podcast interview with Tikvah, Michael Doran discuss his Mosaic piece about the strategy behind Iran’s recent escalations....

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Why the Almighty US Dollar Will Remain the World's Currency of Choice

John Lee

The geopolitical chaos caused by Donald Trump simply highlight the US dollar's attractions over any of its rivals. ...

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Trump's Roadmap Towards A Middle East Peace Plan

Jon Lerner

Talking on BBC Radio, Jon Lerner discussed the issues and political roadmap behind Trump's Middle East peace plan. ...

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Testimony - Uranium Mining: Contamination and Criticality

William Schneider

Testimony of William Schneider, Jr. on H.R. 3405 (Removing Uranium from the Critical Materials List Act), a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interi...

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Three Times the Price of Gold Collapsed — And Lessons for Today

Brendan Brown

In looking at the gold price beyond the next summit we should be concerned about restrictions which could imperil the free market in gold. ...

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Donald Trump’s Iran Show

Walter Russell Mead

He has a nose for power, and he thinks Tehran is weaker than Obama understood....

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What Iran Is Really Up To

Michael Doran

Desperate to preserve the nuclear deal, Iran with the help of its Western friends is creating just enough turmoil to make America, and not it, appear ...

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Trump's Middle East Plan is a Refreshing Change

Jon Lerner

While critics cling to constructs that have proven unimplementable, Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, and the Trump team are doggedly moving forward wi...

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The Global Rise of anti-Semitism

Lela Gilbert

In a podcast interview with Providence Magazine, Lela Gilbert discusses the global rise of Antisemitism....

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What Pakistani Generals Want From PM Imran Khan – Career Advancement

Husain Haqqani

Pakistan’s generals look at their country as a wholly owned subsidiary of General Headquarters and consider themselves its board of directors....

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Measuring a U.S. Response to Iran

Michael Doran

In an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN, Mike Doran discusses recent Iranian provocations and President Trump’s response options....

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Trump Giving Iran One Last Chance

Blaise Misztal

In an interview on CNBC, Blaise Misztal discusses President Trump’s decision to call off a retaliatory strike on Iran and escalating tensions....

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The Contest for Kim Jong Un's Affections

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview with Brian Todd on CNN, Patrick Cronin discusses President Xi’s visit to Pyongyang and his relationship with Kim Jong-Un....

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Obituary: Mohamed Morsi

Samuel Tadros

The rise and fall of Mohamed Morsi, who died last week at age 67, captured the tribulation of the Arab Spring....

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Poland Could Play Pivotal Role as Leading American Ally in Europe

Blaise Misztal

Poland can remind both sides of the Atlantic of the value of political, and not just security, cooperation....

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Rising Tensions: Iran is ‘Antagonizing’ the United States

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Trish Regan on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. ...

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Austria's Lessons for Europe

Peter Rough

Sebastian Kurz and his government have been ousted by Parliament following a recent scandal... what's next for the Austrian government and citizens? ...

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The President's Response Options with Iran

Michael Pregent

In an interview with Charles Payne on Fox Business, Mike Pregent discusses the president’s response options to Iran and the needed response from the i...

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The Response to Iran's Downing of a U.S. Drone

Seth Cropsey

In an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, Seth Cropsey discusses the administration’s initial response to Iran shooting down a U.S. drone....

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Avoiding the China Trap: How Australia and the U.S. Can Remain Close Despite the Threat

John Lee

while the two nations have been close for so many decades, there exists a growing set of frustrations between Canberra and Washington. ...

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Hong Kong Protests and the U.S.-China Trade Talks

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses what the Hong Kong protests mean for U.S.-China trade talks....

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The Secret Sources of Populism

Bruno Maçães

It is a direct response to the West’s loss of prestige and authority. And it won’t be the last political trend sparked from the outside. ...

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America’s Stake in Taiwan

Seth Cropsey

Forty years ago, China wasn’t a global menace. It is now. U.S. policy on Taiwan needs to catch up. ...

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Continuing U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Charles Payne on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the U.S.-China trade negotiations....

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The Case for Restraint in the Gulf

Walter Russell Mead

So long as U.S. ships aren’t struck, Trump should stick with his current Iran strategy....

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Iran to Defy Uranium Limits

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discussed Iran's recent threats to violate limitations on its nuclear program in ...

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President Trump's Decision Making Style

Arthur Herman

In an interview with James Rosen for Sinclair, Arthur Herman discusses President Trump’s decision making style from the historical perspective. ...

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Transcript: A Discussion with Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley of the Army Futures Command

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Following is the full transcript of the May 15th, 2019 Hudson event titled A Discussion with Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley of the Army Futures Command...

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On Trade Tariff, India & US Need to Place Strategy Over Economy Keeping Domestic Politics Out

Aparna Pande

Closer relationship with US will help India’s goals of economic development, social upliftment and regional pre-eminence. ...

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Negotiating A Tricky Diplomatic Tightrope

John Lee

As Australia seeks to address and manage these challenges, it has naturally looked to its largest foreign investor and closest historical ally, the US...

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Weekend Read: The New Anti-Semitism

Hudson Institute

Across the world’s liberal democracies, anti-Semitism has metastasized into a crisis too large to ignore....

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A Bad News, Good News Report about Antisemitism in the US

Lela Gilbert

Is America experiencing Europe’s growing antisemitism? ...

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The Anti-Islamic Movement in China

Haiyun Ma

The mass human rights atrocities in Xinjiang is worsening, and demands a far greater international response....

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America Must Combat Illicit Finance

Kenneth R. Weinstein & Nate Sibley

By addressing weaknesses within the American financial system, the United States could also make the moral argument for democratic capitalism....

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U.S. Reacts to Hong Kong Protest

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Bloomberg News, Michael Pillsbury discusses President Trump’s comments on Hong Kong-China relations....

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How the F-35 Became a Crucial Negotiating Chip Against Russia for Democracy in Turkey

Eric B. Brown & Blaise Misztal

Although treaty allies since 1950, the United States and Turkey have experienced significant tensions on foreign policy issues....

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The Future of the US-Australia Alliance in an Era of Great Power Competition

John Lee

The two allies need to have an honest appraisal of areas of convergence, and more importantly, areas of divergence....

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Modi is not Wrong in Thinking Pakistan Wants Talks with India to Earn Global Brownie Points

Husain Haqqani

Modi feels he must compel Pakistan to change its behaviour instead of allowing it to claim parity with India with terrorism as a key tool. ...

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Democrats Should Join Republicans When it Comes to Nuclear Deterrent

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Democrats have an opportunity to redeem the initiative and join Republicans in supporting nuclear deterrence....

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American Anti-Semitism Is Growing From New, Surprising Sources

Lela Gilbert

Most Americans think anti-Semitism is increasing in the U.S. (and see it as a problem in society)....

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Americans Aren’t Ready for Cold War II

Walter Russell Mead

To prevail against China, the U.S. must better understand its rival—and itself. ...

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Who Owns the Pacific Bravo?

Robert Spalding

The Treasury, SEC, and NYSE must coordinate with the government’s national security agencies and remedy this abuse...

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Enhancing Sri Lanks’s Security and Success: Lessons From A Crisis

Satoru Nagao

Sri Lanka must attend to international affairs in order to attend to its own domestic affairs, because both are unavoidably connected....

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Shangri-La: The Silent Rebellion of the Small Powers

Liselotte Odgaard

The 2019 Shangri-La Dialogue was expected to display fireworks between the United States and China. The U.S. announcement of its free and open Indo-...

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Policy Talk Podcast

Policy Talk Podcast

Latest Episode: Hank Cardello on America’s obesity epidemic...

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New Poll: Is America Experiencing Europe's Growing Anti-Semitism?

Hudson Institute

The National Survey of Anti-Semitism in America was conducted among likely voters in the 2020 elections to gauge opinions on anti-Semitism in the U.S....

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China's Huawei Signs Deal to Develop Russia's 5G Network

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses Huawei’s plans develop Russia's 5G network and infrastructure. ...

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Alternative to 5G Networks May Help US Wireless Providers Compete with Huawei

Thomas J. Duesterberg

NFV offers the promise of lower costs, more flexibility, faster rollout, and better security. U.S. and allied country suppliers are highly competitive...

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