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Trump's Jerusalem Decision an Answer to Prayers of Many

Lela Gilbert

On Wednesday, December 6, President Donald J. Trump officially announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital...

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Recognizing Jerusalem; Israel's Syria Strikes

Douglas J. Feith

Douglas Feith appeared on the WSJ podcast to discuss Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and recent Israeli strikes in Syria...

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How Trump Can Make Europe Great Again

Kenneth R. Weinstein

To strengthen Europe and the transatlantic alliance in one fell swoop, Chancellor Merkel needs the courage to re-think Germany’s role in Europe...

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The Populist Brake on European Integration

Peter Rough

It’s now clear that the high-water mark of Angela Merkel’s chancellorship was the day she opened Germany’s borders to a wave of asylum seekers...

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Samuel Tadros at the 3rd Annual Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

Samuel Tadros

On December 5th, Samuel Tadros was interviewed by the Orthodox Christian Network on the state on Middle Eastern Christians. iframe#1...

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Trump’s Seapower Contradiction

Bryan McGrath

President Trump made many promises on the campaign trail, including one to greatly increase the size of the Navy...

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Indonesia’s Religious Freedom, Constitutional Court, and Ulama Council

Paul Marshall

on November 7, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court unanimously held as unconstitutional the legal requirement that Indonesians can identify only...

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U.S. and South Korea Begin Five Days of Simulated War Drills

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On December 4th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss the joint U.S.-South Korean war drills on the backdrop of escalating tensions ...

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Richard Weitz Discusses North Korean on SiriusXM POTUS

Richard Weitz

On December 4th, Richard Weitz appeared on SiriusXM POTUS to discuss North Korea's recent missile launch. ...

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With North Korea Looming, Time to Double Down on Missile Defense

Richard Weitz

The DPRK’s recent progress in developing nuclear-armed missiles represents the most dangerous threat to global security...

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A Tale of Two Americas

Irwin M. Stelzer

Our politics has never been worse; but the economy is doing great...

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Destroy Hezbollah

Seth Cropsey

In the fractured state of Lebanon, Hezbollah wields the largest club...

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ISIS' Sufi Slaughter Shows Egypt's Sinai Remains Unsecured

Lela Gilbert

Assailants wearing military garb, some carrying ISIS flags, had struck Egypt once again...

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Trump Vows to Impose More North Korea Sanctions

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On November 30th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss North Korea's latest missile launch and responses by American officials....

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Experts: North Korean Missile Could Hit Anywhere in U.S.

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On November 30th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on CNN to discuss North Korea's latest missile launch...

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Vice President Michael Pence’s Remarks Accepting the Hudson Institute Herman Kahn Award

Mike Pence

Written Remarks, Herman Kahn Award Dinner, November 28, 2017...

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Who Owns The Digital Information About You?

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Legal analysts claim that Carpenter v. United States is one of the most important Fourth Amendment cases in a decade...

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The Beirut Echo Chamber

Lee Smith

How Lebanon came to host an information campaign designed to protect the pro-Iran policies of the Obama administration...

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U.S. Navy Reports on Deadly Ship Collisions

Bryan McGrath

On November 28th, Bryan McGrath appeared on the Defense and Aerospace Report to discuss the U.S. Navy's reports on incidents involving four warships, ...

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The Destiny of Mike Pence

Arthur Herman

Vice presidents don’t often get a chance to change history...

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Any Sort of Growth Pullback Means Less Rate Hikes

Brendan Brown

On November 27th, Brendan Brown appeared on the Bloomberg Markets AM podcast to discuss growth pullback and rate hikes. iframe#1...

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Trump, National Command Authority and Lawful Orders

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Headlines would have readers believe the General with responsibility for the country’s nuclear deterrent is gearing up to defy President Trump...

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Trump Banishes Woodrow Wilson’s Ghost

Arthur Herman

Rather than making all men free, Trump aims to advance American interests and increase America’s military and economic strength...

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AT&T and the Danger of ‘Vertical Integration’

Irwin M. Stelzer

The old Ma Bell and Time Warner both have histories of using distribution power in anticompetitive ways...

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Trump Brings Foreign Policy Back to Earth

Walter Russell Mead

The goal now is less to make dreams come true than to keep nightmares at bay...

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It's a Turkey: Trump's Tax Reform Is Good for Corporations, Bad for Federal Debt

Irwin M. Stelzer

The Republican tax proposal has the virtue of making clear a number of ugly political truths...

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The Digital Revolution Has Empowered Central Banks

Brendan Brown

We won’t know till the end of this cycle how much mal-investment has occurred under the great monetary inflation which started in 2010...

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Don’t Make Anti-Opioid Laws the Villain Here

David W. Murray

Advocacy of legalized narcotics is not new, but Jeffrey Miron’s recent formulation combines ignorance and skewed accounting...

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Kill All the Poppies

John P. Walters & David W. Murray

There’s no way to ever win against the Taliban if the heroin trade is left to flourish...

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The PC Police Can’t Ruin Thanksgiving

Melanie Kirkpatrick

One professor suggests a new ‘Day of Atonement’ instead. But that’ll never happen—thankfully...

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Trump Is Right: Five Ways Chinese Car Makers Are Hosing America

Irwin M. Stelzer

China's car manufacturers really are taking advantage of an unfair set of rules...

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Giving Thanks for Faith and Freedom

Lela Gilbert

This time of year, during a long-awaited weekend of celebration, our minds turn toward feasts and family. The Thanksgiving holiday is a season of grat...

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Capitalism’s Character Types

Ronald W. Dworkin

The development of global capitalism also drives economic conservatives to be selective in their historical memories...

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All the News You Are Glad You Missed

Irwin M. Stelzer

A climate circus, a butter shortage, and Holocaust revisionism...

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Changing Reputation

Arthur Herman

Presidential Legacies Shift Over Time...

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Trump vs. the Deep Regulatory State

Christopher DeMuth

The tempestuous president is overseeing a principled, far-reaching reform of agencies that had exceeded their constitutional writ...

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Interfaith Coalition Provides Medical Aid, Healing Amid Syrian War

Lela Gilbert

Could wartime medical outreach involving Jews, Christians, and Muslims evolve into a hands-on, practical Middle East peace plan?...

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The Anatomy of a Homeownership Crisis

John C. Weicher

Proponents of repealing the home mortgage interest deduction often cite the United Kingdom as precedent...

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Donald Trump’s High-Wire Foreign Policy

Walter Russell Mead

It’s more conventional than expected, at a time when the world is more perilous....

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There Is Nothing “Free” About Our Trade With China

Irwin M. Stelzer

And to his credit, Donald Trump is trying to fix that...

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How does Trump’s Asia trip affect American trade and security?

Michael Pillsbury

On November 13th, Michael Pillsbury appeared on PBS News Hour to discuss President Trump's recent trip to Asia....

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On Trade With Asia, Look to the Taiwan Model

Seth Cropsey

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in September announced a $3 billion tax incentive for Foxconn, the Taiwanese technology behemoth...

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Trump Taking Heat for not Condemning Philippines Human Rights Violations

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On November 13th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss President Trump's visit to the Philippines and the controversy surrounding Pr...

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The Sacred Science

Irwin M. Stelzer

25,000 climate change evangelists jet to Bonn to tell the rest of the world how to live...

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All's Atonal on the Western Front

Carolyn Stewart

This year’s Salzburg Festival performance of Alban Berg’s 1925 opera Wozzeck captures the essence of World War I...

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Why We Need a Modern Brexit

Bruno Maçães

The hedging markets that operate within the European Union are principally run out of the United Kingdom...

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How are Trump's Policies Shifting the World's View?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On November 8th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss President Trump's Asia visit and escalating tensions with North Korea. iframe#1...

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Refuel the Free Market Engines of Housing Affordability

Brendan Brown

Modern capitalism is failing to deliver two prerequisites for the enjoyment of economic freedom: first, cheap and ever-improving quality of shelter...

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One Hundred Years of Hell

Arthur Herman

A century ago today, Vladimir Lenin unleashed the deadliest political system in human history on the Russian people...

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The Not-So-Magic Kingdom

Martha Bayles

Disney is hardly alone in groveling before the gates of the Middle Kingdom...

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China Sees North Korea as Buffer for U.S.

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On November 6th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss escalating tensions with north Korea and the role played by China in the conflict....

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Goods Inflation, Asset Inflation, and the Greatest Peacetime Inflation in the U.S.

Brendan Brown

Since the Federal Reserve opened its doors in 1914, we have had successive periods of great monetary turbulence...

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100 Years of Communism—and 100 Million Dead

David Satter

The Bolshevik plague that began in Russia was the greatest catastrophe in human history...

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Trump Brings a New Seriousness With Him to Asia

Kenneth R. Weinstein

At least when it comes to security policy, the president has his priorities straight...

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USS Fitzgerald & McCain Collisions

Bryan McGrath

On November 5th, Bryan McGrath appeared on the Midrats Podcast to discuss the recent collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain, which res...

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Fed Games: Trump, Yellen, and Powell

Irwin M. Stelzer

What does Trumps pick of Jay Powell for Fed chair mean?...

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Should The UN or U.S. Government be Responsible for Refugee Resettlement?

Nina Shea

On November 4th, Nina Shea appeared on Fox News to discuss the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Vice President Pence's promise to defe...

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The Iranian Plan to Destroy America's Allies

Lela Gilbert

Have the ancient Christian communities in northern Iraq fallen prey to Iran's radical Islamist aspirations?...

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Trump Slams Bowe Bergdahl Ruling

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On November 3rd, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss the verdict in the Bowe Bergdahl case and President Trump's reaction....

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What We Learned From the Navy's Collision Inquiries

Bryan McGrath

Bryan mcGrath on the USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain...

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Disturber of the Peace

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Melanie Kirkpatrick Reviews "The Trials of a Scold" by Jeff Biggers...

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Prepare Yourself for Jihad 3.0

Husain Haqqani

Radical Islamic terrorists will revive their movement. The U.S. needs to focus on defeating the ideology...

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ISIS Hits Tribeca; Political Islam's History

Husain Haqqani

Husain Haqqani on the Wall Street Journal Podcast...

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The Battle for Austria’s Right Is a Harbinger for the Rest of Europe

Peter Rough

In Vienna, the center-right and populist right are vying for power. All of Europe is watching...

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Message from Moscow: Cooperate on WMD Terrorism, Differ on Missile Defense

Richard Weitz

Last week’s Moscow Nonproliferation Conference sent mixed messages to U.S. policy makers about future nonproliferation challenges...

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Will Trump Convince Congress to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare?

Tevi Troy

On November 1st, Tevi Troy appeared on Fox Business to discuss the health care battle and President Trump's plan to convince Congress to get health ca...

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Calls For NYC Terror Suspect to be Held as an Enemy Combatant

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On November 1st, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the recent terror attack in NYC and calls to hold the perpetrator as an enemy comb...

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Who Killed Boris Nemtsov?

David Satter

The Putin regime points its finger at the Chechen leader. The evidence points to Putin...

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Five Eyes Are Better Than One

Walter Russell Mead

An ad hoc Anglophone alliance is far more effective than most global institutions...

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Why are American Forces in Niger?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

United States forces are sweating, bleeding, craving sleep, missing their wives, their children, and their friends while serving in Niger...

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Is It Time to Break-Up Big Tech?

Irwin M. Stelzer

Are Facebook, Google, and Amazon reaching public utility status?...

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The Computer That Could Rule the World

Arthur Herman

To understand the power of quantum computing, imagine 1,000 Equifax hacks happening at once...

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John Walters Discusses Opioid Crisis on Seth & Chris Show

John P. Walters

On October 27th, John Walters appeared on the Seth & Chris radio show to discuss the opioid crisis....

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Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

John P. Walters

John Walters appeared on Fox News to discuss President Trump's declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency...

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Don't Cut Taxes—Reform Them

Irwin M. Stelzer

Trump and the Republicans should be focused less on cutting taxes than fixing the tax system itself...

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General Dunford Comments on Niger

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On October 23rd, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss General Dunford's remarks on the U.S. presence in Niger and the fight against ISIS...

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Taking Trump-Skepticism Seriously

Irwin M. Stelzer

The view from outside Trump Country is very different than the view inside it...

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Don't sacrifice our Kurdish allies to Iranian hegemony

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The American people owe their support and solidarity to the Kurdish people, but U.S. inaction is threatening outright abandonment...

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U.S. Looks at 100-year relationship with India

Aparna Pande

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declared that close ties with India would be an American priority for the next one hundred years...

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Behind Enemy Transmission Lines

Idalia Friedson

The battle to protect our electric grid requires development of quantum cybersecurity ...

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Christianity Flourishing Where Communism Once Thrived

Lela Gilbert

Lela Gilbert on Christianity in Central and Eastern Europe...

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Angle of Descent

Martha Bayles

One of America’s finest poets, Robert Hayden, was born in Detroit in 1913......

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Secessionism’s Dangerous Return

Walter Russell Mead

Ethnic nationalism is up. So is competition between great powers. It sounds like 1914...

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How WW II American Leaders in North Africa Learned to Disregard the Interests of Jews

Michael Doran

Old fashioned anti-Semitism played a role, but the greater part had to do with a fear, justified or not, of provoking the Arabs...

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Trump’s “Principled Realism” and China

Lewis Libby & Husain Haqqani

Lewis Libby and Husain Haqqani on China's Ambitions...

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Corker's Revenge

Irwin M. Stelzer

If Bob Corker votes against the president's tax reform bill, then how will Trump hold on to his majorities in the Senate and the House?...

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Trump Leaves Future of Iran Nuclear Deal to Congress

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On October 14th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss President Trump's announcement that he will not recertify the Iran deal...

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The New U.S. Iran Strategy

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The new U.S. Iran strategy is comprehensive, tough, and prudent...

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Inflection Point for American Seapower

Seth Cropsey

Seth Cropsey on the Challenges Facing the U.S. Navy...

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Great Power Divisions Stymie Nonproliferation Debate

Richard Weitz

Richard Weitz on ICAN and Nuclear Nonproliferation...

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Academic Freedom in an Era of Globalization

Martha Bayles

The campus free speech wars aren’t the only threat to American higher education...

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Islamists Abduct Hundreds of Egypt's Christian Girls

Lela Gilbert

Lela Gilbert on ongoing religious violence in Egypt...

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