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Let's End Violence Against African Christians in 2021

Lela Gilbert

As this new year begins, it’s obvious that America is facing many challenges—some old, some new. And they most certainly cannot be taken lightly. ...

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JADC2 May Be Built To Fight The Wrong War

Bryan Clark

Although it is one of the US military’s highest priorities, service and industry leaders remain confused about Joint All-Domain Command and Control,...

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The Biden Era Begins

Patrick M. Cronin

The Trump era is ending and not a moment too soon. Donald J. Trump tarnished the US image abroad, mishandled the pandemic, and incited an insurrection...

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Financial Technology Is China’s Trojan Horse

Nadia Schadlow & Richard Kang

In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump issued an executive order banning eight Chinese software applications, including Alipay, the world...

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‘Underground Asia’ Review: A Century of Revolution

Walter Russell Mead

Modern Asian history may be the most important subject that most educated Americans know almost nothing about. With the center of gravity of world pol...

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Carnegie’s Midnight Confession

William A. Schambra

Sometime this past Summer, Eric Isaacs, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science, issued a formal apology for his organization’s role in the ...

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The Navy Surface Fleet Must Truly Rebalance Or Risk Irrelevance

Bryan Clark

U.S. Navy surface warriors meeting virtually this week are focused on improving the fleet’s training, maintenance, and leadership—worthy topics during...

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Biden's China Policy in Focus

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Charles Payne on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the future of U.S.-China policy under the Biden administration. ...

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Beijing Won’t Bow to Bluster on Taiwan

Walter Russell Mead

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement last week that he’s lifting restrictions on meetings between U.S. and Taiwanese officials will enrag...

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The Electoral College Saved the Election

Christopher DeMuth

Scholars, pundits and progressives widely despise the Electoral College. They think it antiquated, irrational and undemocratic and argue for scrapping...

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Amicus Brief by Adam Mossoff in Ericsson v. Samsung (E.D. Texas, Jan. 5, 2021)

Adam Mossoff

Amicus curiae Adam Mossoff is a law professor who teaches and writes about patent law and policy. He specializes in patent licensing and standard esse...

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Reject the Mob, Defend the Republic

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

What a heart-wrenching day for our nation. The live videos of the hordes of Americans flooding the US Capitol were literally nauseating. ...

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Weiner’s Folly

Tod Lindberg

As we travel down the rabbit hole that is Tim Weiner’s The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945–2020, let us begin at the ...

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Embrace New Ways to Buy Software or the Pentagon Will Fall Behind

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

We are reminded almost daily that our national security rests on a foundation of software....

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US-China Relations, Today and in the Near Future

Patrick M. Cronin

In a podcast interview with Vago Muradian on Defense and Aerospace Report, Patrick Cronin discusses U.S. -China relations, recent trade deals with Eur...

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Republicans Need an Economic Climate Plan Ahead of 2022

Irwin M. Stelzer

There are times when a small event reveals a large truth. The resignation of the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission leaves the SEC wit...

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First Foreign Policy Setback For Biden: The Problem Of Europe

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Outgoing President of the European Commission and German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a lesson in realpolitik to President-elect Joe Biden just ...

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Brexit Arrives, for Better or Worse

Walter Russell Mead

Forty-eight years after the U.K. entered what would become the European Union and more than four years after voters shocked David Cameron’s gove...

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Was a Kenyan Terrorist Plotting Another 9/11?

James Barnett

On December 16, the US District Court in the Southern District of New York unsealed an indictment against a Kenyan member of al Shabaab, the Somalia-b...

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Will Inflation Be the Silent Thief?

Irwin M. Stelzer

Consider the parties you didn’t have this holiday season merely postponed. So advise economists at Goldman Sachs. They reckon that economic growth w...

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Trump's Final Act on Drug Prices Put Foreign Ip Thieves Before American Patients

Adam Mossoff

More than any other president in recent memory, President Trump defended American innovators against attacks by foreign governments. But sadly, in one...

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The Dangers of the Pandemic and the 'Failed' Euro

Brendan Brown

In an interview on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe, Brendan Brown discusses his new book, “Europe’s Century of Crisis Under Dollar Hegemony” ...

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Snowden's No Hero

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

President Trump is embracing the pardon power, cleaning the slates of campaign advisers caught up in the Russia “collusion” investigation as well ...

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China’s Takedown of Hong Kong Is Part of a Strategy of World Domination

Claudia Rosett

The year 2020 will be remembered as a time of major inflection points, including the coronavirus pandemic and the U.S. election. More obscure to most ...

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The Navy Should Make Hard Choices To Implement Its New Strategy

Bryan Clark

After a year punctuated by mishaps, readiness shortfalls, and a lack of future vision, U.S. Navy leaders are hoping a flurry of activity during the...

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What Impact Will India’s Farmer Protests Have Overseas?

Aparna Pande

In an interview with Nirmala Ganapathy on The Straits Times, Aparna Pande discusses India’s farmer protests and the ramification they could have abroa...

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Table Top Exercise 2020: Security in Northeast Asia

Jun Isomura et al.

The tabletop exercise (TTX) was held using WEBEX on November 20, 2020, and was a follow up to the TTX 2019. The main topic for all the delegations was...

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China Looks Westward — and the US Cannot Look Away

Patrick M. Cronin

Although China’s ties with South Asia are longstanding, Xi Jinping increasingly is looking westward to promote its economic and national security ob...

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China's Threat to the Bible

Nina Shea

The Bible is America’s best-selling book, annually outpacing the top 20 best sellers combined. Yet a single Chinese company has a near monopoly on B...

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Islamic Militias Are Protecting Churches In Indonesia

Paul Marshall

Christmas is coming and so, in Indonesia, one of the world’s largest Islamic militias is mobilizing. Its members are usually young and fit, dress in...

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Beijing’s Collision With Christians

Walter Russell Mead

With the European Parliament threatening to block an investment deal with China over persecution of Muslims in Xinjiang, the shock waves released by B...

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Biden Must Prioritize Missile Defense

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Missile threats from rogue nations have increased over the last few years, and the new administration will inherit plans for bolstering homeland defen...

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Chinese Drones Are Spying on Americans

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The U.S. government at the federal, state, and local levels is using Chinese drones that the Chinese Communist Party is exploiting for espionage. That...

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Hearing on Conflict and Killings in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

Nina Shea

Thank you, Co-Chairmen Smith and McGovern, for holding this important and timely hearing. On December 7, the United States made a significant policy s...

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Biden Faces Big Decisions on Nuclear Arms Control — Here’s What He Should Do

Tim Morrison & Jon Kyl

President-elect Joe Biden promised during his election campaign to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which expires in February, ...

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Rebuilding America in the Post Trump Era

Patrick M. Cronin & Audrey Kurth Cronin

Despite creating the U.S. Space Force and Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration failed to back U.S. expertise, so millions of Americans suffe...

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Cambridge Academics Rightfully Reject “Respect”

Paul Marshall

It is not often that an intra-university dispute on whether to ask for toleration rather than respect gets international press coverage. But such has ...

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Industrial Policy and the Temptation of Autarchy

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Originally published in Italian in Aspenia 91, Aspen Institute Italia, December 2020, with the title “La tentazione autarchica dell politica industria...

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China’s Influence on Conflict Dynamics in South Asia

Patrick M. Cronin

China has embarked on a grand journey west. Officials in Beijing are driven by aspirations of leadership across their home continent of Asia, feelings...

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Carrying Their Cross with Pride

Samuel Tadros

In an interview with Jeff King on Into the Deep Podcast, Samuel Tadros discusses Egypt’s Christian history and the relationship between the Muslim Bro...

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Transitioning in D.C.

Peter Rough

In an interview on CBC’s Power and Politics, Peter Rough discusses the presidential transition. ...

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New Report Shows Food Retailers How To Navigate Out Of Covid Twilight Zone

Hank Cardello

With a Covid-19 vaccine coming, we are all looking forward to happier and healthier times next year. Food retailers like ...

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Elections Matter: Climate Change Moves From “Hoax” To Center Stage

Irwin M. Stelzer

Climate change, says President-elect Joe Biden, is “the number one issue facing humanity. And it’s the number one issue for me. Unchecked it’s g...

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China Attempting to Buy Their Way Into Democratic Countries

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Elizabeth MacDonald on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses China’s attempts to buy its way into democratic countries. ...

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Our Alarming Silence on China's Violations of Rights

Robert Spalding

This year, protesters from Minneapolis to Minsk demanded action from their governments. In the United States, demonstrations spurred change in crimina...

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Can Biden Find Clarity on China and Russia?

Walter Russell Mead

Critics are already attacking the incoming Biden administration, raking it for sending mixed signals on China. The Biden Team is playing a sort of goo...

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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: The Current National Strategic Implications

Seth Cropsey

In a webinar for the Naval Historical Foundation, Seth Cropsey discusses Naval Sea Power and contemporary strategy. ...

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The Distribution of Wealth Since the Great Recession

John C. Weicher

Two things have happened to the wealth of American households since the Great Recession started in 2007. First, the distribution became much more uneq...

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Making India Great Amidst the U.S.-China Rivalry

Aparna Pande

In a panel discussion for Asia Society, Aparna Pande discusses India’s role in the US-China rivalry. ...

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The Gulf States: From Periphery to Center

Douglas J. Feith

In a web event for the Haifa Research Center for Maritime Policy & Strategy and the Ezri Center for Iran and Gulf States Research, Douglas Feith discu...

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Biden Team Is 'Off To a Very Bad Start' With China

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses the Biden transition’s treatment of China’s threat to the US. ...

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Finding Strength in Decline

Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

President-elect Joe Biden will enter office at a crucial time for the U.S. military. After decades of focusing on minor powers and substate actors, th...

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China Has Done Nothing But Lie About COVID, So Stop Taking Its Claims Seriously

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The Chinese Communist Party is suppressing real information about COVID-19 and punishing people and countries that demand to know the truth. American...

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President Tsai Ing-wen's Remarks at Hudson 2020 Celebration

Hudson Institute

View & read President Tsai's full remarks...

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Buying Power: How China Co-Opts the UN

Claudia Rosett

It was one of those forgettably historic moments at the United Nations. The year was 2015, the UN’s 70th anniversary, and China’s President Xi Jin...

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House Resolution Condemning Blasphemy Law a Small Bright Spot at the End of a Dark Year

Paul Marshall

On December 7, 2020, the US House of Representatives by a vote of 386-3 passed House Resolution 512, which calls for the worldwide repeal of blasphemy...

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The End of the Wilsonian Era: Why Liberal Internationalism Failed

Walter Russell Mead

One hundred years after the U.S. Senate humiliated President Woodrow Wilson by rejecting the Treaty of Versailles, Princeton University, which Wilson ...

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Nigeria Is Officially Declared a “Country of Particular Concern”—and Not a Minute Too Soon

Lela Gilbert

Nearly at the end of 2020—a year when bad news seemed to be relentless and unstoppable—a good report has emerged. Very good news, in fact. At long las...

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Scott Morrison Is Correct to Set the Terms of China

John Lee

Past prime ministers and foreign ministers, academics, businesspeople and journalists are critical of the government’s handling of our relationship ...

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Climate Finance May Foul the Economy

Walter Russell Mead

When Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination in June 2008, he said he hoped future generations would look back and say, “This w...

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Biden Thinks He’s Tough on China. He’s Just Complacent.

Bruno Maçães

The conventional wisdom these days is that U.S. policy on China will not change when President-elect Joe Biden replaces President Donald Trump. The po...

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Trump Should Commit US Support To Taiwan Right Now

Seth Cropsey

The Biden administration will immediately face serious foreign policy challenges, especially in the western Pacific where China’s provocations have ...

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Transcript: A Conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Michael Doran

Following is the full transcript of the December 3rd, 2020 Hudson event titled A Conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

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Congress Shouldn't Encourage the FTC's Section 13(b) Abuses

Kirk R. Arner & Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Congress is considering whether to amend the Federal Trade Commission’s authority under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act. The answe...

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Israel and Her Critics

Mike Watson

Perhaps no aspect of American foreign policy generates more heat and less light than its relationship with Israel. Even before its founding, the idea ...

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Indonesian Politics Roiled By Return Of Radical Firebrand Imam Rizieq

Paul Marshall

As with most of the world, Indonesian politics has been consumed by responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. But this has been partially upstaged and then ...

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Brutal Attack on Indonesian Christians Stirs Renewed Fears of Persecution

Lela Gilbert

On Friday, November 27, a jihadi attack took place against Christians in Sulawesi, one of Indonesia’s largest islands. This vicious attack resulted ...

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China Underreported Covid-19 Case Count

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview on Fox and Friends, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses he China threat as well as new evidence about China’s mishandling of the coronaviru...

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EMS Competition & Net Assessment

Bryan Clark

In a podcast interview with Vago Muradian on Defense and Aerospace Report, Bryan Clark discusses Net Assessment in DoD and on-going work on electromag...

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No, Trump Should Not Pardon National Disgrace Edward Snowden

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

After President Donald Trump granted a full pardon to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, some public figures, including Democratic Rep. T...

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Why The Food Industry Is A Sitting Duck For Massive Regulation

Hank Cardello

The food industry has had an easy time during the Trump administration, which demonstrated no appetite to regulate unhealthy foods, "rolled back()":ht...

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Germany Won’t Take Portugal’s EU Split

Walter Russell Mead

As European diplomats haggled over the threatened Polish and Hungarian vetoes that could block the Covid bailout plan so laboriously negotiated earlie...

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Macron's Turkish Gambit

Peter Rough & Michael Doran

The president of Turkey is worried about the psychological health of the president of France. “Macron needs some sort of mental treatment,” Recep ...

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How the Biden Administration can Respond to China's Influence in Africa

James Barnett

Come January, president elect "Joe Biden()":https://www.newsweek.com/topic/joe-biden will have to make good on his promise to compete with China in a ...

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On the U.S. Election and Its Implications for the Middle East and Europe

Peter Rough

In an interview with ELNET Germany, Peter Rough discusses the impact of a change from a Trump-led administration to a Biden-led information on the rel...

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India’s Protectionism Might Hinder Its Economic Growth — and Affect Global Partnerships

Aparna Pande

Indians elated by projections of a post-COVID-19 economic recovery must remember that these projections are predicated on India maintaining an...

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South Korea and the United States: Future and Vision of the Alliance

Patrick M. Cronin

In a panel event for the East Asia Institute, Patrick Cronin discusses the future of the US-Korea alliance. ...

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Keeping the Republic

Tod Lindberg

Since the 1789 adoption in Philadelphia of the Constitution that established the form of government of the United States of America, this country has ...

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Biden Will Be Just As Tough as Trump On China

Brendan Brown

In an interview with Carline Hepker and Roger Hearing on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe, Brendan Brown discusses company indebtedness in China. ...

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Secular Myopia Warps the West’s View of Nigeria

Paul Marshall

Distinguished observers—such as former Congressman Frank Wolf; Gregory Stanton, founder and president of Genocide Watch; Lord Alton of the House of ...

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Will India Choose a Side in the Competition Between the U.S. and China?

Aparna Pande

The architects of India’s foreign policy have long preferred a multipolar world. They believe that India, with its limited economic and military capab...

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Biden’s Foreign-Policy Team Takes Shape

Walter Russell Mead

The news that President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state and to appoint Jake Sullivan as national security...

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Blame it on Nehru

Aparna Pande

In a podcast interview on “Uncle, Please Sit,” Aparna Pande discusses her new book, "Making India Great - The Promise Of A Reluctant Global Power.”...

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Oldest President Hungry for More

Irwin M. Stelzer

Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day I won,” Barack Obama informed Republicans shortly after his first inauguration. Indeed. The e...

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Macron Is Right To Stand for Free Speech; The World Should Stand With Him

Paul Marshall

Last month, on 16 October, an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, Abdullakh Anzorov, shocked the world by beheading the French teacher, Samuel Pa...

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Legal Drugs Are Fashionable—and Treacherous for Children

John P. Walters & Naomi Schaefer Riley

The U.S. election didn’t produce a blue wave or a red wave, but some are celebrating a green wave as voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey a...

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Biden Should Impose Conditions on Rejoining WHO

Claudia Rosett

Joe Biden says he’ll take the U.S. back into the World Health Organization on his first day in office, reversing the withdrawal President Trump bega...

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The Future of Resources: The Fight over Critical Minerals

Thomas J. Duesterberg

In a podcast interview on POLITICO’s Global Translations, Tom Duesterberg discusses the critical mineral supply chain. ...

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Hong Kong Will Test Biden’s China Strategy and Democracy Promotion

Patrick M. Cronin

Hong Kong is a dual test of the incoming Biden administration’s revised approach to China and the elevation of human rights and democracy. ...

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After the U S Elections: What Role for Economic Policy at Home and Abroad?

Thomas J. Duesterberg

In a panel discussion for AICGS, Tom Duesterberg discusses the domestic and foreign economic policies that the Biden administration is likely to pursu...

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China’s Newest Trade Deal

Patrick M. Cronin

In a podcast interview with Vago Muradian on the Defense and Aerospace Report, Patrick Cronin discusses the economic and security implications of the ...

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Joe Biden Needs To Keep the Heat on China

John Lee

Joe Biden is entering the White House promising to repair the enormous damage he believes his predecessor has caused. With respect to foreign policy, ...

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Multiple Beheadings in Mozambique: Is the World Indifferent?

Lela Gilbert

On November 10, Al Jazeera posted a breathtaking headline: “ISIS-linked attackers behead 50 people in northern Mozambique.”The subhead was equally hor...

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'Tribalism' Isn't Going Anywhere

Walter Russell Mead

Azerbaijan and Armenia may have signed a peace deal, but a new conflict is brewing in Ethiopia that is potentially more devastating, strategically con...

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The 100th Anniversary of the Jones Act

Timothy A. Walton

In a panel discussion for the Navy League, Tim Walton discusses the Jones Act and its impact on national security. ...

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Both Parties Have Work to Do

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In the wake of this heated election, every patriotic public figure must commit to restoring trust in our electoral system. That includes President Tru...

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Assessing the Russian Disinformation Campaign During COVID-19

Richard Weitz

Both the US State Department’s Global Engagement Center and the EU’s External Action Service have identified a myriad of stories in pro-Kremlin me...

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How Would Big Tech Fare Under Biden?

Kirk R. Arner & Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Despite ongoing legal battles, "it’s becoming increasingly likely that former Vice President Joe Biden will win()":https://www.wsj.com/articles/this...

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United States: Between Cliché And Surprise

Peter Rough

In a podcast on Deutschlandfunk NOVA (German NPR), Peter Rough talks about American society. ...

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The Great Transition Challenge for US Energy Infrastructure

Christopher R. O'Dea

Could cooperation between Joe Biden and Mitchell McConnell enable a $2trn post-Trump infrastructure programme? ...

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