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The Realignment Ep. 25: Oren Cass, Introducing American Compass

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Oren Cass joins The Realignment to launch American Compass, his new organization that’s arguing for a new conservative approach to economics. ...

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What Are Europe's Priorities in the Indo-Pacific?

Liselotte Odgaard

Liselotte Odgaard discusses the EU's interest in the Indo-Pacific at the 2nd AIIA Indo-Pacific Research Forum. iframe#1...

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Europe's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Threatens Free Speech

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth & Kirk R. Arner

The European Data Protection Board recently closed a comment cycle on guidelines for the European “right to be forgotten” under the General Data P...

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Europeans Try to Have It Both Ways

Walter Russell Mead

How solid is the West? At last weekend’s Munich Security Conference, the world’s largest gathering of security policy makers and officials, the t...

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Southeast Asia’s China Approach Has Real Bearing

John Lee

It has been a challenging 12 months for the People’s Republic of China and its paramount leader, President Xi Jinping. Domestically, many are blam...

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George Washington’s Birthday and the Battle for History

Michael Pillsbury

Rangers giving tours go off script about the American Revolution. Time to rein in the Park Service....

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George Washington’s Birthday and the Battle for History

Michael Pillsbury

George Washington’s birthday is celebrated on Monday, so consider this thought experiment: It is 2026 and Washington and close military advisers lik...

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Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept

Robert Spalding

In an interview with Fred Burton on Stratfor’s Pen and Sword podcast, Rob Spalding discusses China’s covert attempts to undermine U.S. democratic syst...

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Soleimani Planning to Take Americans Hostage in Iraq Embassy, Broker Sanctions Relief

Michael Pregent

In an interview with Eric Philips on CBN News, Michael Pregent discusses new details about the threat that led to the strike on Qasem Soleimani. ...

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Gentle on Jihadis, Harsh on Dissidents: Ehsanullah’s Escape Exposes Pakistan’s Intentions

Husain Haqqani

The "escape()":https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/ehsanullah-ehsan-the-man-who-shot-malala-yousafzai-escapes-from-pakistan-jail-1.1581000890521 ...

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Huawei Poses Serious National Security Risk to U.S.

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the need for a hawkish approach toward China with regard to Huawei. ...

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Getting America Quantum Ready In 2020

Arthur Herman

I predicted in December 2018 in this "column,()":Getting America Quantum Ready In 2020 that 2019 would be the year of America’s Quantum Leap. Cer...

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The Realignment Ep. 24: Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, The Populist Guide to 2020

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Hill Rising co-hosts Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti join The Realignment to articulate the case for the populist left and right. ...

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The Rise of India and Japan-America-India Defence Technology Cooperation

Satoru Nagao

The rise of China as a global power has posed numerous challenges for Japan and the United States. In the field of defense technology, China still lag...

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China's Communist Party 'Values Loyalty to Party Over Competency'

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Liz MacDonald on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses China’s Communist government’s role in the under-reporting of Coronav...

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Notable & Quotable: ‘National Conservatism’

Christopher DeMuth

Christopher DeMuth’s introductory remarks at “ "God, Honor, Country: President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, and the Freedom of Nations—A Na...

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The Cold War Over Venezuela

Walter Russell Mead

There weren’t many bipartisan moments in last week’s State of the Union address. Most Democratic legislators sat on their hands as President Trump...

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Iranian Missiles and Americans Exposed

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

President Trump boasted in military in his State of the Union address Wednesday night. Trump is right that the military has received significant inves...

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First, Western Liberals, and Now Conservatives: Modi Govt Has Left Everyone Disappointed

Husain Haqqani

The Economist, long considered the arbiter of liberal opinion in the English-reading world, upset supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with its ...

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Do Corporations Like Ericsson and Nokia Have National Identities?

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

In recent remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Attorney General William Barr proposed "greater American investment()":https:...

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The Erosion of the Global Arms Control Regim

Richard Weitz

In an interview on the Carnegie-Tsinghua podcast, Richard Weitz discusses the effects of the deterioration of global arms control institutions....

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Trump's Middle East Peace Plan

Douglas J. Feith

In an interview on Secure Freedom Radio, Doug Feith discusses the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan....

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Are Iran’s Christian Converts at Greater Risk After Soleimani’s Demise?

Lela Gilbert

Following the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, the international spotlight is once again on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s many human right...

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The Co-optation of Islam in Russia

Rebecca Fradkin

Examining the laws and tactics that Moscow and Russia’s Muslim republics have adopted to both co-opt Islam and prevent violent extremism....

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What Does Soleimani's Death Mean for Afghanistan?

Husain Haqqani

As Iran plans vengeance for the United States’ killing of the commander of its Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, the U.S. should not ignore Afghanistan ...

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Unlike India, China Built Its Economy & Military Before Calling Itself a World Power

Aparna Pande

While most world capitals have been waiting for significant economic reforms since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election to office in 2014, his go...

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Coronavirus Tests U.S. Medical System's Unhealthy Reliance on China for Drugs and Supplies

Tim Morrison

"Chinese President Xi Jinping()":https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/coronavirus-china-live-updates/2020/01/25/0ca57a5e-3ed7-11ea-afe2-090eb37b60b1_s...

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The Realignment Ep. 23: Christopher Caldwell, The Age of Entitlement

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Author Christopher Caldwell discusses the relationship between the 1960s and today’s political polarization....

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The Future of U.S. 5G

Richard Weitz

In an interview with Dan Loney on Wharton Business Daily, Richard Weitz discusses 5G in the U.S. ...

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Fight Over Christmas Hints of Looming Coptic Schism

Samuel Tadros

On the night of January 6, millions of Copts worldwide flocked to their churches to celebrate the Nativity liturgy just as they had done for centuries...

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Will NATO Die Aged 70?

Peter Rough

The United States has ambitious hopes for NATO. **Across several administrations, the American critique of NATO has not been that it does too much, bu...

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There Is a Better Alternative to Huawei

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision last week to accept Chinese telecommunications equipment in British networks will give the rest of Europe co...

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There's a 'Blame Game' in China Over Coronavirus

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Liz MacDonald on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses China’s reluctance to dismantle animal markets. ...

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Is Iowa's Coveted Status as the Primary Season Lead-Off Now in Limbo?

Peter Rough

In an interview with Reshmi Nair on CBC news, Peter Rough discusses the Iowa caucus and the State of the Union speech. ...

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Trump's Trump Card in the Election Campaign Will Be the Economy

Peter Rough

In an interview on Deutschlandfunk, Peter Rough discusses the Trump impeachment proceedings and the State of the Union address. ...

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West African Christians Face Islamic Terror as US Weighs Troop Withdrawals

Lela Gilbert

Sometimes international news reports bring to mind an apocryphal Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” And yes, we do. In fact, toda...

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Where Will Erdogan’s Revolution Stop?

Suleyman Ozeren et al.

Erdogan and the revolution he has wrought inside Turkey has increasingly mirrored Iran’s tactics domestically and internationally...

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America's Sputnik Moment on 5G

Richard Weitz

The United States faces a challenge comparable to the one we faced when the Soviet Union launched the first space satellite, Sputnik. Confronted with ...

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Boris Johnson’s 5G Dilemma

Arthur Herman

I took a break from this space for a few months while I was finishing the manuscript of my new book (about which more later). Now that I’m back, I...

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New Christian-Muslim Political Alliances?

Paul Marshall

While many Americans still classify polities in terms of a simplistic liberal or non-liberal binary, other democratic forces in the world are seeking ...

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China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia

Walter Russell Mead

The mighty Chinese juggernaut has been humbled this week, apparently by a species-hopping bat virus. While Chinese authorities struggle to control the...

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Notable & Quotable: Max Singer on Truth and Mideast Peace

Max Singer

__From "Refute Palestinian Lies to Promote Mideast Peace()":https://www.wsj.com/articles/refute-palestinian-lies-to-promote-mideast-peace-1544139570?m...

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China Rejects Trump's Offer to Help Combat Coronavirus

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses China’s rejection of Trump’s offer to help combat Coronavirus. ...

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Trump Tries ‘Constructive Resignation’ in the Mideast

Douglas J. Feith

How to think about the Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians? Critics warn that it will fail because it doesn’t promis...

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It’s Now up to Palestinians to Come to Negotiating Table

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses President Trump’s Palestinian peace plan....

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Huawei Technology in the UK

Tim Morrison

In an interview on BBC News, Tim Morrison discusses the UK's deal with Huawei. ...

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Huawei in the UK

Tim Morrison

In an interview on BBC World Service, Tim Morrison discusses the UK government's decision to allow Huawei. ...

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Huawei and 5G Infrastructure in the UK

Tim Morrison

In an interview on BBC Radio 4, Tim Morrison discusses Huawei's involvement in the UK's 5G infrastructure. iframe#1...

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The Realignment Ep. 22: Klon Kitchen, the Right’s Big Tech Debate

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Klon Kitchen, the Heritage Foundation’s Senior Technology Research Fellow, joins The Realignment to debate the right’s response to the power of bi...

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Iranian Missile Attacks Show the Need for Better Defense Abroad

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The two Iranian missile attacks over the last several months demonstrate the vulnerabilities to both American forces and vital interests abroad. Last ...

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Educator of the Faithful: The Power of Moroccan Islam

Bradley Davis

The crisis of governance and constitutionalism facing modern Arab governments and politicians has been compounded by an underlying ideological crisis....

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The 3 Horsemen of the (Food) Apocalypse Are Here - How Industry Can Respond

Hank Cardello

Last week titans of industry, heads of state and other influencers gathered in Davos, Switzerland for their annual convocation to address the world’...

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Huawei's Threat to National Security

Tim Morrison

In an interview on BBC World at One, Tim Morrison discusses the national security threat that Huawei could pose to the UK. ...

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Ali Mussa Daqduq Hides in Fear (For Cause)

Michael Pregent

In an interview with John Batchelor and Thaddeus McCotter on the John Batchelor Show, Michael Pregent discusses the recent Iranian missile attacks. ...

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US Policy on the Legal Status of Israel’s West Bank Settlements

Douglas J. Feith

What was the context of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent declaration about the legality of Israeli West Bank settlements? And why does i...

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A Stronger Germany Could Save Europe

Walter Russell Mead

Hamburg It’s time for Berlin to take a more assertive stance in world affairs—that’s the opinion of German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Kar...

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China Poses Existential Threat to the United States

Arthur Herman

In a Center for Security Policy podcast interview, Arthur Herman discusses the threat China poses to the US. ...

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The Greenback Needs a Digital Makeover

Tim Morrison

Last July, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took to the podium in the White House briefing room to explain his view on the risks of so-called di...

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Sino-Russian Ties Imperial Strategic Arms Control – Analysis

Richard Weitz

This is a make or break year for strategic arms control. The last remaining treaty limiting Russian-US nuclear weapons, the New START Treaty, expires ...

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China's Total Competition Strategy

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview on the Defense and Aerospace Podcast, Patrick Cronin discusses China’s total competition strategy. ...

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Statement on the Passing of Hudson Institute Co-Founder Max Singer

Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute regrets to announce the passing of our co-founder, senior fellow, and trustee emeritus Max Singer, after a long and valiant battle wi...

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Hudson Mourns the Passing of Co-Founder Max Singer

Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute's trustees, leadership, experts, and staff mourn the passing of Max Singer...

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International Law and the Pompeo Doctrine

Douglas J. Feith

In a seminar hosted by Endowment for Middle East Truth, Doug Feith discusses the “Pompeo Doctrine” and the legal status of Israel’s settlements....

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The Realignment Ep. 21: Live Show with Michael Lind and J.D. Vance

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Michael Lind, author of The New Class War, and J.D. Vance join The Realignment in front of a live audience for the season two premiere. iframe#1 ...

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Responsibility to Protect goes to China: An interpretivist analysis of how China’s coexistence policy made it a Responsibility to Protect insider

Liselotte Odgaard

The article offers an interpretivist analysis of China’s coexistence approach to developing the Responsibility to Protect norm concerning atrocity c...

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‘American Queenmaker’ Review: How She Earned Her Press Pass

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Not long ago an article appeared about a brand of high heels that are all the rage among female journalists in Washington. A trivial topic, to be sure...

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Trump’s Next Big Deal?

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the potential trilateral nuclear deal Trump could secure with China and Ru...

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All Aboard the Crazy Train

Walter Russell Mead

__Davos, Switzerland__ For half a century the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum has brought a mix of business leaders, politicians, pundits,...

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How Will Military Generals Solve Economic Issues? Why Pakistan Is Stuck in a Broken Carousel

Husain Haqqani

A quotation often "misattributed()":https://www.businessinsider.com/misattributed-quotes-2013-10 to Albert Einstein defines insanity as “doing the s...

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Promoting Denuclearization of Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview on VOA Korea, Patrick Cronin discusses diplomacy with North Korea and US-ROK alliance issues....

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Wake up Britain – Huawei Is a National Threat

Robert Spalding

Dear citizens of the UK, As a retired American general, I contend "Huawei clearly poses()":https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/01/18/huaweis-ch...

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Pelosi, Schumer Are Bitter Trump Implemented Their Trade Ideas

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Martha MacCallum on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses the U.S.-China trade deal. ...

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ASEAN divided? The Manchurian Candidates

Satoru Nagao

In a panel discussion at Raisina 2020, Satoru Nagao discussed ASEAN. ...

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U.S.-China Phase One Trade Deal 'Very Detailed' on Enforcement Mechanism

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the details of the U.S.-China trade deal. ...

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The Prospects for a Sound-Money Revolt against the Dollar and Euro

Brendan Brown

In the last decade, the combination of virulent asset price inflation and low reported consumer price inflation crippled sound money as a political fo...

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Competing Nationalisms, Universal Norms: Street Power in 21st Century Diplomacy

John Lee

In a panel discussion at Raisina 2020, John Lee discusses identity, inequality, and the consequent rise of nationalism in global politics. ...

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U.S. Doesn't Want an Arms Race With China

In an interview with Charles Payne on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the economic growth that could result from ‘phase one’ of the U.S.-Chi...

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Soleimani Strike Puts Focus Back on Iran Nuclear Deal

Lee Smith

In an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News, Lee Smith discusses the Obama administration and the Iran nuclear deal. ...

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Schumer Says Trump's Phase One Trade Deal is too Weak

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses Phase One of the U.S.-China trade deal. ...

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In Taiwan, the Incumbent President’s Big Win Portends a Tough 2020 for China

Mike Watson

Last year was tough for Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist party. Between their glaring inability to mollify protesters and restore order in Hong Ko...

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India Attracted the World Once. But It Wasn’t Because of Its Ambition to Be a Hindu Rashtra

Aparna Pande

India’s image has taken a battering in the last few months, not only in the United States and elsewhere in the West, but even in its own neighbourho...

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Obama Passed the Buck. Trump Refused to Play.

Lee Smith

In the wake of the targeted killing of Iranian terror master Qassem Soleimani, an interesting fight has broken out—after Donald Trump failed to brie...

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Freedom Stages a Comeback

Walter Russell Mead

Pity the world’s struggling despots. Just when everything seemed to be going their way, life got messy. China appeared poised to tighten its grip ...

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The China Deal

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Sharyl Attkisson on Full Measure, Michael Pillsbury discusses the U.S.-China trade deal. ...

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Africa’s Young Christian Communities Are Now in Islamic-Extremist Crosshairs

Nina Shea

An ongoing Islamic extremist project to exterminate Christians in sub-Saharan Africa is even more brutal and more consequential for the Church than it...

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All That Remains for Pakistan Now Is to Hope Gen Bajwa Doesn’t Turn out to Be Gen Ayub Khan

Husain Haqqani

Only a few brave politicians and intellectuals objected to the "overwhelming vote()":https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-military/pakistans-pa...

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PM Calls for 'Credible' Investigation Into Cause of Crash That Killed 176

Peter Rough

In an interview with Andrew Nichols on CBC, Peter Rough discusses calls for an investigation into the recent crash of a Ukrainian flight in Iran. ...

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China Could Pose Threat to Taiwan Election

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the possibility that China will intervene in Taiwan’s election. ...

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Thomas Mann’s Message for America in the Digital Age

Nadia Schadlow

In the last days of the year I found myself alone in a corner of my mother’s small library. She had recently gone through a cleaning phase, which in...

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The Soleimani Strike and U.S.-Iran Tensions

Michael Doran

In a radio interview on the Dennis Prager Show, Mike Doran discusses the Soleimani strike and US-Iran tensions. ...

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Trump Distances U.S. from Flight 752 crash

Peter Rough

In an interview on CBC’s The National, Peter Rough discusses the crash of Flight 752 that was allegedly shot down by Iran. ...

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How the Murder of a Journalist in Malta Exposed Europe’s Corruption Problem

Nate Sibley

Investigative journalist "Daphne Caruana Galizia()":https://daphnecaruanagalizia.com/ spent her career cataloguing what she believed to be endemic cor...

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On Proportionality Trump’s Tweet is Wrong, but His Actions Are Right

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

President Donald Trump has tweeted a couple things related to America’s response if Iran retaliates for the US killing of the Islamic Revolutionary ...

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Strengthening the U.S.–Taiwan Alliance

Seth Cropsey

2019 has not been a good year for China. General Secretary Xi Jinping’s ambitions and the Communist Chinese Party’s imperious means to achieve the...

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Defending the Virtues of American Nationalism

Michael Doran

"I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the telephone directory than by the Harvard University faculty,” William F. Buckley Jr., th...

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Congress Should Reform Patent Eligibility Doctrine to Preserve the U.S. Innovation Economy

Adam Mossoff

Summary: The innovation industries face a judicially created doctrine that permits unbounded judicial decision making in dissecting claims and resul...

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Iran Fears US War – May Have Deliberately Missed Hitting Americans in Missile Attacks

Michael Pregent

Iranian missile attacks on two joint U.S.-Iraqi military bases Wednesday morning didn’t kill or injure any Americans, according to initial reports ...

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