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Massive Crowd at Howdy Modi Event in U.S. Is a Sign of Thriving Indian Nationalism Overseas

Aparna Pande

The symbolism of US President Trump walking hand in hand with Modi at the end of Houston rally is a victory for PM and his administration....

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Testimony: U.S.-China Relations in 2019: A Year in Review

Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

the military competition with China is highly dynamic, providing both the PLA and the U.S. military with a rare opportunity to affect a disruptive shi...

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Stepping up to China's Political Warfare

Patrick M. Cronin

When President Donald Trump hosts Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House, the atmosphere will be exuberant. Two conservative poli...

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Trump, Powell Play Good Cop, Bad Cop

Brendan Brown

In an interview with Bloomberg Daybreak Europe, Brendan Brown discusses Germany’s landmark package to cut greenhouse gases and how nation’s climate po...

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Is Israel Abandoning the Liberal Order? Robert Kagan Says Yes. He's Wrong about Israel, and Wrong about the Liberal Order

Hillel Fradkin

The Jewish state has little choice but to adapt to a world shaped by forces greater than its own. That doesn’t make it illiberal, no matter what estee...

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Britain’s Most Polarizing Journalist

Ben Judah

Carole Cadwalladr may be the most consequential journalist of her age. But is her activism undermining her reporting?...

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The Realignment - Ep. 7: Eliana Johnson, Reporting the Realignment

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

The Washington Free Beacon’s new Editor in Chief and former Politico reporter Eliana Johnson describes reporting on the White House during a time of p...

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The Prospective Foreign Policy of a Corbyn Government and its U.S. National Security Implications

Azeem Ibrahim

It is essential to consider what might be the foreign policy choices of a Corbyn government and how this might affect the United Kingdom’s allies, esp...

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Trump’s Trade Policy at a Crossroads

Thomas J. Duesterberg

As an election and the threat of a recession loom, the president faces down the problems of China, WTO reform, and a weakened global economic order....

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Here’s How Oil Markets Are Reacting After the Saudi Attack

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses oil market fluctuations after the drone strikes on Saudi oil production plants. ...

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China and Trump Are Making Japan Nervous

Walter Russell Mead

Tokyo is committed to the Pacific alliance. Can Washington get its act together?...

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The Man Who Saw Our Energy Future: T. Boone Pickens, R.I.P.

Arthur Herman

If the U.S. doesn’t find itself going to war on the Saudi peninsula this week, we owe one man a posthumous thanks: T.Boone Pickens, who passed away a...

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Head-on Collision: Brigadier General Robert Spalding

Robert Spalding

In a radio interview on KMOX St. Louis, Robert Spalding discusses his upcoming book Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept....

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‘Chances Are Good’ of a 'Monumental' China Trade Deal: Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the impact the Hong Kong protests could have on the US-China trade n...

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Asia Bibi, Modern Confessor of the Faith

Nina Shea

A drama of faithfulness, courage and perseverance, in which good ultimately triumphs. It is also a window into the importance of the struggle to defen...

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Asking the Right Question on Climate Change

Irwin M. Stelzer

Since we can’t be certain that the globe is warming, and we can’t be certain that it isn’t, we are essentially in the position of a homeowner deciding...

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Hollywood’s Great Leap Backward on Free Expression

Martha Bayles

Beijing moves to co-opt the American film industry as it seeks to penetrate the world’s largest market....

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Iran Denies U.S. Claim It was Involved in Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities

Michael Pregent

In an interview with Kristen Fisher on Fox News, Michael Pregent speaks on Iran's involvement in the strikes on Saudi oil facilities. ...

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US Sanctions, and Iran Sanctions in Particular, Are Just

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The United States is exercising prudence in its employment of sanctions, a tool short of military force, to try to compel the Iranian regime to change...

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You Have to Play the Man with Trump

John Lee

The departure of John Bolton shows precisely why Morrison's state visit to the US matters. In a Trump US, personal relations are paramount and the key...

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Will Trump consider an interim China deal?

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Stuart Varney on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury reflects on Trump's strategy in the interim China trade deal....

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Transcript: Cyber Challenges: The Internet, Global Competition, and National Security

Patrick M. Cronin & Thomas J. Duesterberg

Following is the full transcript of the Hudson event titled Cyber Challenges: The Internet, Global Competition, and National Security...

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Nightmare Scenario in the South China Sea: Japan’s Perspective

Satoru Nagao

One could imagine that China’s activities in the South China Sea are like a new type of “Great Wall.”...

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Jeder Präsident muss seine eigene Mannschaft gestalten

Peter Rough

In an interview with Deutschlandfunk, Peter Rough discussed the resignation of John Bolton as National Security Advisor. ...

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Unresolved: Shifting Power in the Middle East

Michael Doran

In an IQ2 debate, Michael Doran discussed shifting power in the Middle East, specifically Trump’s stance on Saudi Arabia, the JCPOA, and Turkey in NAT...

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Cutting the Coast Guard Torpedoes our National Security

Seth Cropsey

As an indispensable part of U.S. seapower alongside the Navy and Marine Corps, the Coast Guard's requirement for 90 cutters plus six polar icebreakers...

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The Realignment - Ep. 6: Michael Doran on the Failures of the Foreign Policy Elite

Michael Doran et al.

Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Michael Doran describes the shifting American foreign policy consensus in both parties and argues that the foreign poli...

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China Exempts 16 American Products from Additional Tariffs

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Liz MacDonald on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the recent developments in the trade war following mutual concessions,...

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Trump Has Avoided a Bad Deal With Taliban That Was Unlikely to Bring Peace to Afghanistan

Husain Haqqani

Instead of seeing Taliban for what they are, Khalilzad and his team approached them as ‘noble savages’ battling for their traditional religious values...

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How Myanmar’s Military Duped the West

Walter Russell Mead

Washington’s human-rights idealism may frustrate efforts to contain China....

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Peace Deal Dead Between U.S. and Taliban

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Fox News, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the best path forward in America's longest running war after a peace deal with the Taliban...

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Are The U.S. And China Headed For A Cold War?

Walter Russell Mead

In an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition, Walter Russell Mead discusses the idea that the US and China may be on the brink of a new Cold War....

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Let’s See If the SM-3 Block IIA Can Hit an ICBM

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

It has become increasingly clear that the SM-3 Block IIA has the potential to intercept longer-range missiles of intercontinental range....

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Can President Trump Really Tweet A Highly Classified Satellite Photo? Yep, He Can

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Geoff Brumfiel on NPR, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the president’s decision to tweet a previously classified satellite photo of ...

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Turkey, Russia and Idlib

Blaise Misztal

In an interview on the John Batchelor Show, Blaise Misztal discusses the dismissal of mayors throughout Turkey, Erdogan’s mulling Russian replacements...

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The Realignment - Ep. 5: Megan McArdle Defends the Market

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle likens capitalism to Winston Churchill’s famous saying about democracy, saying it’s the “worst system except a...

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The Rules of Geopolitics Are Different in Asia

Walter Russell Mead

Indo-Pacific states care about great-power balance, not promoting democracy....

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Chinese Spies Tried To Recruit Him On LinkedIn. Now He's Preaching Constant Vigilance

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

In an interview with NPR’s Here and Now, Jonas Parello-Plesner discusses the CCP’s influence campaign and attempts to recruit him....

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Moral Responsibility and the National Interest

Tod Lindberg

That we aren’t very good at preventing humanitarian crises is no reason to ignore the moral aspect of foreign policy....

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How Will Hong Kong protests End?

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses President Trump’s position on Hong Kong protests and the ongoing trade dis...

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Blasphemy Laws: Threat to Religious Freedom and Human Rights

Lela Gilbert

In an interview with EWTN, Lela Gilbert discusses the threat posed to human rights and religious freedom around the world by “blasphemy laws.”...

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What Big Food Can Teach Gunmakers About Social Responsibility

Hank Cardello

In the face of a serious public health crisis and public outrage that will be stirred anew with every mass shooting, companies can no longer stick the...

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Party the Root Cause of the Trade War

John Lee

China is trying to reshape global trading rules to extract economic rents for Chinese companies and keep the Communist Party in power....

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Chinese Undersea Internet Cable Raises Security Concerns

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the report that the government is moving to block an undersea cable backed by US tech co...

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Why Greenland is Really About China

Nadia Schadlow

President Trump reportedly became concerned when he learned about the extent of Chinese investments in this strategic island....

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Google’s Ties To China

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the undersea cable project connecting the U.S. to China and Google’s relationship with th...

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The Hidden Tax in Central Banks' Low-Interest Policy

Brendan Brown

The monetary repression tax triumphs over the older and better-known inflation tax in terms of political efficiency....

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The Realignment - Ep. 4: John Walters, Drug Czar

Marshall Kosloff et al.

Former White House Drug Czar and Hudson Institute COO, John Walters, joins The Realignment to discuss drug control policy at home and abroad....

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A Visit With the Dalai Lama

Walter Russell Mead

He vows that Chinese law won’t govern the conditions of his reincarnation....

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What's Next for Hong Kong

Robert Spalding

In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box, Rob Spalding discusses the staying power of the ongoing Hong Kong protests...

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President Moon and the Military Intelligence Sharing with South Korea

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview on BBC Newshour, Patrick Cronin discusses deteriorating South Korea-Japan relations following President Moon ending the military intel...

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South Korea Just Made a Big Mistake

John Lee

Pulling out of the intelligence sharing agreement with Japan will only hurt Korea’s security....

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In Modi Era, France has Replaced Russia as India’s New Best Friend

Aparna Pande

France’s stock is currently high in Delhi after it supported India’s stand on Kashmir at the UNSC....

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The Trajectory of U.S.-Canada Relationship

Peter Rough

In an interview with Andrew Nichols on CBC, Peter Rough discusses the trajectory of the U.S.-Canada relationship....

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Could Recreational Cocaine Use be Legalized in America?

David W. Murray

In an interview on Fox News, David Murray discusses the latest ruling from a judge in Mexico, who gave the green light to recreational cocaine, saying...

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Guaranteeing Peace With North Korea

Patrick M. Cronin

If North Korea is serious about giving up its nukes for security guarantees, here’s how the US should proceed....

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Criticism of Saudi Arabia’s Role in Yemen is Unbalanced and Favors Iran

Michael Pregent

The Kingdom is a necessary ally and the Islamic Republic of Iran is a dedicated enemy....

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The Realignment - Ep. 3: Silicon Valley vs. D.C.

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Matt Stoller and Zach Graves join The Realignment to discuss the origins of the populist backlash against Silicon Valley technology companies....

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Hong Kong and U.S.-China Trade War

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with CNN, Michael Pillsbury discusses the latest on the Hong Kong protests and how they could impact the U.S.-China trade talks. ifra...

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How Will Hong Kong Protests End?

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury explains the current situation in Hong Kong and how China and the U.S. will handle Chinese violatio...

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U.S. Says Iran Tanker Smuggling Oil to Syria

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Trish Regan on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses Iran’s latest actions in the Strait of Hormuz...

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Gulf States Shrug as India Seizes Kashmir

Walter Russell Mead

New Delhi is a major trading partner and powerful friend in a dangerous region....

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Japan-US-India Defense Cooperation: Anticipating the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Satoru Nagao

Other triangles keep drawing greater attention, but the US-Japan-India triangle has become the foundation of what is envisioned as the 21st century se...

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China's Military Presence Sends Warning to Hong Kong

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Connell McShane on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses whether or not China will use military force to crack down on Hong ...

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Iran's Aggression and the Shi'ite Apocalypse

Lela Gilbert

When assessing the next scenario vis-à-vis Iran’s aggression and seemingly relentless push toward conflict, don’t overlook their apocalyptic theology....

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What's Next: Hong Kong's Democracy Dilemma

Hong Kong has entered its 10th week of demonstrations protesting the erosion of individual freedoms and extension of China's security apparatus. Wi...

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Hip Van Winkle Goes to Woodstock

Martha Bayles

An improbable tale of youth, age, and cultural change in the Catskills, with apologies to Washington Irving....

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The Latest on the Hong Kong Protests

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Charles Payne on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the protests happening in Hong Kong....

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The Hong Kong Protest, US-China Trade War & ‘Parasitic’ China Economy

Robert Spalding

In an interview with Epoch Times, Rob Spalding discusses the Hong Kong protest, the US-China trade war, and more....

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Kim Jung Un's Letter to Trump Designed to Drive Wedge Between the U.S. and South Korea

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Patrick Cronin discussed the letter that Kim Jung Un wrote to Donald Trump....

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Can the U.S. Help the Post-Brexit U.K.?

Chris Gavin

Brexit, a U.S.–U.K. trade deal, and the challenge of Northern Ireland...

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U.S. Monitoring Hong Kong Protests Amid Trade War with China

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discussed the U.S. reaction to the Hong Kong protests. ...

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The Realignment - Ep. 2: George Will

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

The Conservative Sensibility author George Will joins The Realignment to debate the impact of technology, the next steps for the conservative movement...

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Should the U.S. Get More Involved with Hong Kong Protests?

Robert Spalding

In an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News, Robert Spalding discussed whether or not the U.S. should be more involved in the Hong Kong protests....

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Don’t Call It a Trade War

Irwin M. Stelzer

What’s happening between the United States and China is far bigger than a mere trade dispute. It’s the first step in the long march to a new world ord...

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Chinese Military Will Eventually Break Up Hong Kong Protests

Robert Spalding

In an interview with Squawk Box on CNBC, Rob Spalding discusses what tensions in Hong Kong could mean for the trade war with China and the markets....

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Negative Rates In Germany Didn’t Achieve Their Goal

Brendan Brown

In an interview on Bloomberg Radio, Brendan Brown discusses the problems with German monetary policy and the private equity bubble. ...

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Who Makes the ‘Rules’ in a ‘Rules-Based’ Liberal Global Order?

John Fonte

Hint: Not necessarily people who’ve been elected to anything....

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China's Worst Fears: Hong Kong, Taiwan and Any Other Democracy

Seth Cropsey

the Hong Kong protests that began two months ago against a proposed extradition law are part of a larger historical question of democracy’s future...

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Is China Waiting Trump Out in Hopes of a New President After 2020?

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses the ongoing trade negotiations and whether China is stalling in hopes of 2020 delivering a ne...

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India Revokes Special Constitutional Status Article 370

Husain Haqqani

In an interview with CBC, Husain Haqqani discusses Modi’s move to revoke Article 370, changing the legal status of Kashmir and taking away their polit...

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The Chinese Are Not Prepared to Make a Trade Deal

Robert Spalding

In an interview with Squawk Box on CNBC, Rob Spalding discusses Huawei, the trade war with China, and National Security in the U.S....

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Consumers May Start to Feel Pinch During Next Phase of Trump Trade War with China

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses warnings from experts who say if the President keeps up the pressure in hi...

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Pakistan Needs to Stop Thinking of Kashmir as an Unfinished Business of Partition

Husain Haqqani

Pakistan has repeatedly altered the status of the parts of Kashmir it controls, weakening its current protestations....

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China Vows to Take Countermeasures if US Sends Missiles to Asia

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Charles Payne on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses China’s warning about the U.S. sending missiles to Asia....

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Iran's Grand Strategy: Gulf Crisis Keeps US From Helping Israel in a Two-Front War

Seth Cropsey

Iran is nowhere close to a near-competitor to the U.S. — but its ideology, geography and asymmetric military capabilities illustrate the need for wise...

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China's Cheating Has To Stop

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Kelly Evans on CNBC, Michael Pillsbury discusses the latest prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal and President Trump’s China str...

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Modi Govt’s Kashmir Solution was a Preemptive Move to Keep Trump From Meddling

Aparna Pande

If in a few years from now, young Kashmiris still feel alienated, repeal of Article 370 will mean little for India’s security or national integration....

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The Realignment - Ep. 1: J.D. Vance

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Hillbilly Elegy author and investor J.D. Vance joins The Realignment to discuss the future of conservatism, the Big Tech backlash, industrial policy, ...

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US-China Trade War, Beijing & Hong Kong Protests, Seoul-Tokyo Tensions

Patrick M. Cronin

In an interview for the Defense & Aerospace Report, Patrick Cronin discusses the US-China trade war, Beijing & Hong Kong protests, and Seoul-Tokyo ten...

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An Israeli Victory Is Necessary if Peace Is to Be Achieved

Max Singer

It is usually wiser to work for a solution to a conflict than try to achieve victory. But in some conflicts, the objectives of the two parties are so ...

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China Squirms in Global Spotlight on Hong Kong

John Lee

The Chinese Communist Party is exposed — it can’t crush these protesters with the world watching....

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Bring Back America, Democracy and Freedom — Make China Tariffs Permanent

Robert Spalding

We’re told tariffs on China are harming Americans, but it is helpful to understand who is being harmed....

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US Officials Warn ISIS and Al Qaeda Remain Global Threats

Michael Pregent

In an interview on Fox News, Michael Pregent discusses the global threat posed by ISIS and Al Qaeda. ...

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China Doesn't Want A Trade Deal with Trump Administration

Robert Spalding

In an interview on Fox News, Robert Spalding discusses why China doesn't actually want a trade deal with the U.S. while Trump is President. ...

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China Unlikely to Make Nuclear Pact with US

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the U.S. and Russia withdraw from the INF Treaty....

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Two Year Fed Rate Is More Important Than Spot Rate

Brendan Brown

In a radio interview on Bloomberg Daybreak, Brendan Brown discusses monetary policy and the political pressures on the Fed....

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Trump Promised Americans he Will Make Them Win Again, but a Bad Afghan Deal Won’t Help

Husain Haqqani

Once US and NATO troops leave Afghanistan, the conflict there would be a continuation of the civil war that preceded the US military involvement....

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This Indonesian Village Tradition Has Kept Peace Between Christians And Muslims

Paul Marshall

Peaceful, and even loving religious co-existence, does not require secularism or relativism, nor a belief that our differing beliefs do not matter....

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