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A New Path for Alliances To Be Pioneered by the Leaders of the Republic of Korea and the United States

Patrick M. Cronin

The leaders of South Korea and the United States must pave a new path. President Yun Seok-yeol took office, emphasizing the expansion of Korea's statu...

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How the US Can Help Ukraine Win

Bryan Clark

In an interview with Boyd Matheson on Inside Sources, Bryan Clark discusses what America should be doing when it comes to Ukraine. iframe#1 ...

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Will Europe's Emerging Indo-Pacific Presence Last?

Liselotte Odgaard

Russia’s willingness to use force in Europe creates incentives for a division of labor between Europe and the United States. This allows Europe to f...

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What We Must Do to Help Ukraine Win

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs & Bryan Clark

Supporting Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s unjust invasion is a bright spot of bipartisanship in an otherwise polarized country. But Americans...

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Israel, America, and the Herzl Paradox

Douglas J. Feith

Circumstances are forcing Israel to rethink its position in world affairs. Russia reasserted itself militarily in Syria and has now invaded Ukraine....

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Protecting Our Nation's Back Doors: Improving Patent Policy for National Security

Kristen Osenga

In 2020, US officials announced that Huawei Technologies had the ability to secretly access mobile phone networks through “back doors” originally ...

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What Southeast Asia Wants From America

Walter Russell Mead

The Biden administration rolled out the red carpet last week for leaders of eight of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Hos...

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Ukraine Embraces the ‘Messy Middle’ to Win the Drone War

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine catapulted unmanned systems to the front lines of modern warfare. Long considered too slow or unsophisticated to fight ...

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How to Strengthen Our Economy against Foreign Threats

Douglas J. Feith

American industry’s role in making computer chips is not what it used to be, and the shrinkage has created national-security vulnerabilities. Americ...

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Cardinal Zen’s Arrest Is an Inflection Point

Nina Shea

Cardinal Joseph Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, was arrested yesterday evening under the vaguely worded National Security Law, formally charged, an...

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Counterbalance | Ep. 40: The Fall of Afghanistan and Invasion of Ukraine Tell a Story of American Grand Strategy, or Lack Thereof

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs & Marshall Kosloff

With the world still reeling from the fall of Afghanistan and the invasion of Ukraine, Host Marshall Kosloff talks with Hudson Senior Fellow Rebeccah ...

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Naval Aviation Needs a Plan To Get Out of the ‘Danger Zone’

Bryan Clark & Timothy A. Walton

The arrival this month of Top Gun’s long-awaited sequel perfectly captures the problem facing U.S. naval aviation. The 1986 original took place...

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Hudson Institute Statement on the Passing of Midge Decter

Hudson Institute

**WASHINGTON** — Hudson Institute released the following statement on the passing of Midge Decter, who served as an executive assistant and editor ...

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The Teal Peril: Power Without Responsibility

John Lee

The teal independents claim they are a natural fit in the electorates they seek to represent. That is, they are locals with accomplishments of their o...

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Biden’s Middle East Opportunity

Walter Russell Mead

Nowhere outside the former Soviet Union did Vladimir Putin have more success in rebuilding Russia’s great-power position than in the Middle East. No...

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The Doctrine of American Unexceptionalism

Michael Doran

The Islamic Republic of Iran can be a real pill. Just ask the diplomats who spent the better part of a year working in Vienna to resurrect the Iran n...

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Russia’s Failures Point to Danger for the US in a Conflict With China

Mike Watson & Timothy A. Walton

By foiling Russia’s initial invasion attempt, Ukraine’s valiant defenders have exposed some of the Russian military’s many limitations. As they ...

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John Kirby’s Statement Reflects the Just War Tradition

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The usually calm and cool spokesman John Kirby became uncharacteristically emotional when discussing Russia’s latest offensive. “It’s hard to lo...

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China’s COVID Lockdowns Expose the Folly of Communism

Michael R. Pompeo

Brutal and oppressive lockdowns continue in Shanghai, the latest in a weeks-long effort by the Chinese Communist Party to contain a devastating outbre...

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Biden Looks to Congress To Pass Additional Aid for Ukraine

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview on Fox Business Tonight, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses U.S. military aid to Ukraine. ...

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The Rise of “Woke” Islamism in the West

Lorenzo Vidino

Islamism in the West has an almost 70-year history, dating back to when the first members of the Muslim Brotherhood, either students pursuing graduate...

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Another Cuban Missile Crisis?

Walter Russell Mead

The logic of war drove two high-powered visits to Ukraine last week. On a visit to the frontlines from Russia came Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the...

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A State Department Report on Organ Harvesting That the CCP Could Love

Nina Shea

For each of the last 26 years, the State Department has briefly mentioned the egregious practice of forced organ harvesting in China in its congressio...

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Is Twitter a Good Buy at $44 Billion?

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth & Kirk R. Arner

Elon Musk is both the world’s richest person and one of society’s mostly visibly eccentric figures. As a result, his acquisition of Twitter has c...

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Biden’s All-Hat National Defense

Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. & Elbridge Colby

The Biden administration’s defense approach recalls the Old West phrase describing a cowboy who talked big without the ability to back it up — “...

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Modernizing the Military May Require Modernized Oversight

Dan Patt & Elaine McCusker

From tours of Silicon Valley to testimony on the Hill, the Department of Defense is acknowledging its struggle to effectively harness advancing commer...

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Russia Squeezes Kazakhstan

Walter Russell Mead

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed deep failures in Russian strategic culture and undermined Russian prestige across the West. Viewed ...

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Biden Must Deter Putin from Using Nuclear Weapons

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Russia’s war against Ukraine has raised new fears of nuclear war. Though the thought of a nuclear war is new to many Americans, the Russian nuclear ...

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Deploying Tactical Nukes

Peter Huessy

In an interview on The John Batchelor Show, Peter Huessy discusses tactical nukes. ...

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Counterbalance | Ep. 39: How the U.S. & Saudi Arabia Could Reshape the Middle East

Mohammed Khalid Alyahya et al.

Hosts Marshall Kosloff and Mike Doran are joined by Visiting Fellow, Mohammed Khalid Alyahya, to evaluate how the U.S. strategy has evolved (or devolv...

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Russian Billionaire Blasts Putin’s War in Ukraine

Nate Sibley

In an appearance on CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Nate Sibley discusses criticism of the war in Ukraine from Russia’s financial elite. ...

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Pakistan's New Sharif, Old Problems

Husain Haqqani

Former cricket star-turned politician Imran Khan, who was voted out by Pakistan’s parliament from the office of prime minister, is back doing what h...

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What Janet Yellen Gets Right About the World Economic Order

Thomas J. Duesterberg

As a scene setter and challenge to global colleagues ahead of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings this week, US Treasury Secretary Janel Yellen suggest...

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Russia’s Military Strategy as the Battle for Donbas Begins

Bryan Clark

In an interview on CBS News, Bryan Clark discusses Russia’s military strategy as its forces push into eastern Ukraine. ...

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Ukraine War Shows America Could Be Outgunned Without Investing in Energetics

Nadia Schadlow & Brayden Helwig

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has been a wake-up call. Footage of missile strikes and burned-out tanks reminds us that control of territory s...

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US Power and Influence in the Middle East

Michael Doran

In a podcast interview on CSIS’s “Babel: Translating the Middle East,” Michael Doran discusses U.S. power and influence in the Middle East. ...

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Michael Doran on the Iran Deal

Michael Doran

In an interview on The Hugh Hewitt Show, Mike Doran discusses the Iran deal. ...

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Where Is Biden’s Nuclear Strategy Headed?

Peter Huessy

The Biden administration has sent Congress the United States’ sixth Nuclear Posture Review since the end of the “first” Cold War in 1991. While ...

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The New Nuclear Age

Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

In late June 2021, satellite images revealed that China was building 120 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) silos on the edge of the Gobi Deser...

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Why Donbas War Will Be Tough for Ukraine To Win

Bryan Clark

In an interview on NewsNation, Bryan Clark discusses the Russian offensive in Eastern Ukraine. ...

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The End of Russia’s Empire?

Walter Russell Mead

As Russia and Ukraine prepare for what could be the biggest tank battle in Europe since World War II, the future of Vladimir Putin’s war remains imp...

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Islamabad Tries Diplomacy To Beijing and Delhi

Husain Haqqani

In an interview on The John Batchelor Show, Husain Haqqani discusses diplomacy between Pakistan and China. ...

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The Russian Defense Industry: A Distressed Brand

Dr. Can Kasapoğlu

The war in Ukraine has damaged the reputation of Russian arms. Heavy armor has proved especially vulnerable, but other weapons have also not performed...

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Washington Roundtable

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview on Defense and Aerospace Report’s Washington Roundtable, Patrick Cronin discusses defense issues, China, North Korea, Putin, Serbia, a...

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Russian Warship Damaged by Ukraine Sinks in Black Sea

Bryan Clark

In an interview on NewsNation, Bryan Clark discusses the sinking of the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet. ...

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When Will Mariupol Fall?

Bryan Clark

In an interview on NewsNation, Bryan Clark discusses Russia’s military strategy in Mariupol. ...

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World Quantum Day: A Love Letter

Arthur Herman

Today is World Quantum Day. It’s the brainchild of a "network of quantum scientists()":https://worldquantumday.org/ from more than 65 countries, inc...

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Currency Wars: Can the Yuan Topple the Dollar?

Riley Walters

In an interview on NTD’s “China in Focus,” Riley Walters discusses the Yuan and the U.S. dollar. ...

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How Far Back Could China Be Set if It Can’t Contain COVID Surge?

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on Fox News at Night, Michael Pillsbury discusses China’s lockdowns amid COVID outbreak....

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AI Competition With China Should Be Done the American Way

Dan Patt & Melissa Flagg

With much of the national security community’s attention now turned to long-term competition with China, the race to sustain the United States’ global...

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Bomb Iran To Stop a Wider War in Europe and Protect Taiwan

Josh Block

Putin’s war against Ukraine is far from Tehran. But if the Biden administration hopes to deter Russia in Ukraine, and its growing alliance with Chin...

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Biden Koshers Iranian Terror

Michael Doran

President Joe Biden is getting tough on Iran. So says Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. “The Biden administration plans to reject an Iranian d...

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Pakistan PM Dismissed

Husain Haqqani

In an interview on BBC News, Husain Haqqani discusses Imran Khan’s lost no-confidence vote. ...

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Yoon's US Delegation's Visit to Washington

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview on Arirang News, Patrick Cronin discusses the Yoon delegation’s visit to Washington and the possibility of a Yoon-Biden summit in Seou...

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Counterbalance | Ep. 38: Messages of Unity and Strength From the Front Lines in Ukraine

James Barnett & Marshall Kosloff

Host Marshall Kosloff talks with Hudson Institute Research Fellow, James Barnett, about his recent trip to Western & Southern Ukraine...

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The Pentagon Must ‘Campaign’ Against China, Not Hope for a Goal-Line Stand

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

During the lead-up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration released an unprecedented amount of classified intelligence regarding R...

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Bracing for a Major Russian Assault

Bryan Clark

In an interview on News Nation, Bryan Clark discusses Russia’s strategic focus on the Donbas region. ...

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The Army Changes Leadership

Husain Haqqani

In an interview with John Batchelor on the John Batchelor Show, Husain Haqqani discusses major leadership changes in Pakistan. ...

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Putin’s Ukraine War Roils US-India Ties

Walter Russell Mead

The headlines focused on Europe last week as Russia regrouped for another brutal assault on Ukraine, but the Indo-Pacific is also heating up. Kurt Cam...

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174 Lawmakers Vote in Favor of No-Confidence Motion Against Khan

Husain Haqqani

In an interview on TRT World Now, Husain Haqqani discusses Pakistani Parliament’s vote of no-confidence against PM Imran Khan. ...

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Defense Expert Advises US and NATO To Keep Ukraine Supplied With Anti-Ship Missiles

Arthur Herman

In an interview on Government Matters, Arthur Herman discusses Russian Naval strategy in the Black Sea. ...

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Vladimir Putin Must be Tried for War Crimes

Lela Gilbert & Lt. Gen (Ret.) Jerry Boykin

Indisputable evidence of Russian war crimes has stunned the world as gruesome scenes continue to be exposed in Bucha, Ukraine—a town near Kyiv. The ...

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Biden’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Is at a Crossroads

Riley Walters

The novel initiative is supposed to usher in a new era of American leadership across Asia. It’s a response to demand for more U.S. economic engageme...

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Counterbalance | Ep. 37: Ukraine & Iran Demonstrate the Need for True American Deterrence

Michael Doran & Marshall Kosloff

The Counterbalance Podcast returns with hosts Marshall Kosloff and Mike Doran assessing the state of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and rising tensio...

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Keynote Address to Simulex 2022: War in Europe

Peter Rough

For simulations to achieve maximum effectiveness, they must approximate reality, so it is fortuitous that this year’s crisis simulation is based on an...

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Ukraine Bluntly Asks NATO for More Weapons

Aparna Pande

In a podcast interview on VOA, Aparna Pande discusses India’s perspective on India-Russia relations. ...

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Making a Killing | Ep. 40: Sanctioning Russia’s War Crimes in Ukraine

Marshall Billingslea & Nate Sibley

Former US Treasury Assistant Secretary and FATF President Marshall Billingslea joins Nate Sibley to discuss the need for American leadership in respon...

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The US Needs to Aim its Financial Punishment at Putin Himself

David Asher

U.S. deputy Treasury secretary Wally Adeyemo toured Europe last month on a drive to strengthen EU sanctions and bolster asset-freezing measures agains...

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The Nation is the Heart of the Matter

Christopher DeMuth

February 2020 turned out to be the last month to date of normal life in most of the world. Early in the month, a few cases of what came to be known as...

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White House Slaps Putin's Daughters with Sanctions

Casey Michel

In an interview with Dan Abrams on News Nation, Casey Michel discusses sanctions on Putin's Daughters....

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No Respite on Ukraine’s Bloody Southern Front

James Barnett

Ingul Hotel was struck by a Russian missile around 10 p.m. on March 22, for what reason no one is quite sure. The hotel was empty at the time save for...

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Biden Imposes Additional Sanctions on Russia

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses sanctions on Russia. ...

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Pakistan’s Latest Constitutional Crisis

Husain Haqqani

In an interview with Shekhar Gupta on The Print, Husain Haqqani discusses Pakistan’s latest constitutional crisis. ...

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Zelenskyy and Ukraine's Freedom Fighters are an Inspiration, Deserve More of the World's Support

Elaine L. Chao

Back in 2015, I was among those captivated by a Ukrainian television series, "Servant of the People" (which is now back on Netflix). First aired from...

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U.S. Suspects Putin Is Hiding Some Assets With His Daughters

Casey Michel

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Northwest Nigeria’s Bandit Problems: Explaining the Conflict Drivers

James Barnett

Nigeria is suffering from a devastating criminal insurgency in its northwestern states. Thousands of militants, known colloquially as bandits, have t...

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Biden’s Ugly Options in Ukraine

Walter Russell Mead

We are only six weeks into Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine, but the conflict has already settled into a familiar pattern. Both sides often go i...

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Drama in Islamabad

Husain Haqqani

In an interview on the John Batchelor Show, Husain Haqqani discusses PM Imran Khan’s no-confidence vote and terrorism in Africa. iframe#1...

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Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

In a podcast interview on Defense and Aerospace Report, Bryan Clark and Dan Patt discuss JADC2. ...

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Political Turmoil in Pakistan

Husain Haqqani

In an interview on BBC World News, Husain Haqqani discusses political turmoil in Pakistan. ...

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A 1936 Speech Offers Dire Warnings for Today

William Luti

At first, the speaker solemnly recounted, the invading aircraft dropped tear gas bombs but the “soldiers learned to scatter, waiting until the wind ...

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Ukraine—The Legacy of War

Patrick M. Cronin

Wars inflict horrendous human costs and transform international politics. The fall of the Axis powers of Germany and Japan in 1945 closed a violent er...

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Hunter’s Relationship With China Could Leave Joe Biden Vulnerable

Michael Pillsbury

Hudson Institute Chinese strategy director Dr. Michael Pillsbury discusses how Hunter Biden’s correspondence with China could leave President Biden at...

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‘The War That Made the Roman Empire’ Review: Turning the Tide of History

Arthur Herman

On March 15, 44 B.C., Julius Caesar lay dead from 23 knife wounds inflicted by his assassins. The next day, the question on every Roman citizen’s mi...

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Why We Need To Rethink Our Approach to Nuclear Power

Thomas J. Duesterberg

The brutal Russian war on Ukraine and the Western response has brought into sharp relief the dangers of depending on Russian oil and natural gas. As t...

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Pakistan Losing Washington’s Attention

Husain Haqqani

In an interview on the John Batchelor Show, Husain Haqqani discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations following the Afghanistan withdrawal. ...

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Transcript: The Olympics Boycott Series - Part 3: The New Threat to Religious Freedom in Hong Kong

Nina Shea

Following is the full transcript of the Hudson Institute event titled The Olympics Boycott Series – Part 3: The New Threat to Religious Freedom in Hon...

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Making a Killing | Ep. 39: Yuen Yuen Ang on Corruption within China’s "Gilded Age"

Nate Sibley

How did China sustain meteoric economic growth amid vast corruption? Yuen Yuen Ang joins Nate Sibley to explore what powers China’s crony capitalism...

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Biden Says He Supports Ukraine—Now It’s Time to Back It Up by Helping Them Win

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion, momentum is with Ukraine. The United States must lead an effort to immediately give President Volody...

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Faces No-Confidence Vote

Husain Haqqani

In an interview on CBC News, Husain Haqqani discusses Pakistan’s no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan. ...

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A NATO Naval Response to the Russian Fleet

Arthur Herman

In an interview on the John Batchelor Show, Arthur Herman discusses NATO naval response to the Russian fleet. ...

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Lviv Prepares for More War While Sheltering Refugees

James Barnett

I casually mentioned to the mayor that the town’s name, Truskavets, sounds vaguely Hungarian and, perhaps misunderstanding me, he was quick to note ...

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It’s Not Just Money That Enables China To Buy Influence

John Lee

China already has a foreign naval base in Djibouti, which is strategically located in the Horn of Africa. The draft security agreement with Solomon Is...

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The Pentagon Should Focus JADC2 on Warfighters, Not Service Equities

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

On March 17, the Pentagon rolled out a public version of its Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) strategy document. The eight-page summary ...

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War in Ukraine Shows Why World Needs US Energy Dominance

Michael R. Pompeo

As the Russian "war against Ukraine rages on,()":https://www.foxnews.com/category/world/conflicts/ukraine the Biden administration continues to respon...

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China Expert Warns Biden’s Gaffes Could Set US Back Decades

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses Biden’s calls with Xi Jinping. ...

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Why Deterrence Attempts Failed Against Russia

Nadia Schadlow

In an interview on Chicago’s Morning Answer, Nadia Schadlow discusses the reasons deterrence failed against Russia. ...

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China Is Threatening Its Neighbors—But US Can Put a Stop to It

Bryan Clark

NATO leaders were united last week in their support for Ukraine’s military and pursuit of new ways to economically punish Russia for its unprovoked ...

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Europe's Response to the Invasion of Ukraine

Peter Rough

In an interview with Josiah Neeley and Doug McCullough on the Urbane Cowboys podcast, Peter Rough discusses the Russian invasion of Ukraine, NATO’s re...

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Assessing China’s Role in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Nadia Schadlow

In an interview on CBS News, Nadia Schadlow discusses China’s role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. ...

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