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The Realignment - Ep. 16: Gen. Robert Spalding, China’s Stealth War

Robert Spalding et al.

Hudson Institute Senior Fellow retired Brigadier General Robert Spalding joins The Realignment to discuss his new book about China’s decades-long stra...

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Ben-Gurion’s Letters to America

Ben Judah

A new biography about Israel’s founder shows that the idea of one political Jewish people is a myth, an illusion. ...

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Chinese Government Must Solve the Hong Kong Chaos

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Elizabeth MacDonald on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses Hong Kong and the U.S.-China trade war. ...

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China is Back in the Headlines

John Lee

In an interview with Mandy Presland on ABC NewsRadio, John Lee discusses recent developments in China....

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Nations Need Leadership, Not a League

Walter Russell Mead

Wilson’s international hegemon failed 100 years ago, and today’s tries fare no better. ...

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Lebanon’s Christians Threatened, Need U.S. Help

Nina Shea

Lebanon’s 1 million to 2 million Christians face dire threats as their country hurtles toward economic collapse and political anarchy. ...

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Weekend Reads: The Most Vulnerable Frontier

Patrick M. Cronin et al.

Space is no longer the final frontier, but the most vulnerable frontier....

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Delivering Justice for Victims of Kleptocracy

Nate Sibley

While serving as Treasurer of Venezuela, Alejandro Andrade supplemented his official salary by demanding bribes in return for access to the country’s ...

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Former Presidential Advisor Shares Views on U.S.-China Policy

Robert Spalding

In an interview with Kristen Sze on ABC 7 News, Rob Spalding discusses his new book, “Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept.” ...

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Macron’s Islamophobic Undercurrent

Bruno Maçães

French foreign policy appears driven by a fear Europe risks being subsumed by Islam....

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Congress Should End Piracy of U.S. Patents

Adam Mossoff

They are scoundrels who steal goods created by the productive labors of innovators and businesspersons who are driving the global innovation economy. ...

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Trump Is Hosting Turkey's Erdogan to Show off His Dealmaking. but He's Going to Get Played.

Blaise Misztal

With Erdogan adept at speaking Trump’s language and the U.S. having no clear strategy for Turkey, the only deal the president's going to get is a raw ...

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President Trump Argues Tariffs Are Hurting the Chinese Economy, Not the U.S.

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses the U.S.-China trade talks. ...

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The Realignment - Ep. 15: Debating the Post-Syria Middle East

Blaise Misztal et al.

Michael Doran and Blaise Misztal join The Realignment for a wide-ranging debate on Syria, Turkey, the Kurds, and the state of the U.S. alliance system...

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China’s ‘Stealth War’ Exposed

Robert Spalding

In an interview with Joshua Philipp on The Epoch Times Crossroads, Rob Spalding discusses his new book, “Stealth War” ...

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NATO Isn’t Dead, but It’s Ailing

Walter Russell Mead

Macron is right that the alliance needs to adapt to a rapidly changing world. ...

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The Quantum Computing Threat to American Security

Arthur Herman

Google claims supremacy, but the risk remains that U.S. complacency lets China crack all its codes. ...

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Hudson Institute Welcomes Heather Nauert as a Senior Fellow

Hudson Institute announced today that Heather Nauert joined the Institute’s policy team as a senior fellow. Nauert will be focused on U.S. foreignpoli...

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Ancient Christian Communities Caught In Syria’s Crossfire Need Shelter This Winter

Lela Gilbert

However, in that same zone resides one of the oldest Christian communities in the world: Syriac Christians. Those historic believers first settled...

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Weekend Reads: Malign Money in the U$

Hudson Institute

In the US, it takes more personal information to get a library card than to start a shell company. ...

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Iran to Resume Uranium Enrichment at Underground Site

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses Iranian Uranium enrichment. ...

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The Disjunction of Liberal Theory and Liberal Polities

Paul Marshall

This confounding of contentious liberal theories with actual concrete polities stems from the assumption that liberal democratic states are somehow th...

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Celebrating Prophet Muhammad's Birthday In Indonesia

Paul Marshall

Within Islam there has been continuing controversy about whether it is legitimate to celebrate Muhammad’s birthday. ...

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The Realignment - Ep. 14: Dr. Peter Navarro

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Peter Navarro joins The Realignment to discuss the Trump administration’s approach to economic competition and the need to focus on blue-collar worker...

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‘The Great Reversal’ Review: When Bigger Is Not Better

Arthur Herman

Competition has declined in most sectors of the American economy. Where to look for a truly competitive environment? Europe, of all places. ...

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Who will lead: America or Brazil?

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth & Kirk R. Arner

Industry-specific ownership rules are a crude anachronism in the presence of meaningful antitrust laws protecting consumers. Yet, sadly, one of the l...

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Beijing Will Give You Cold War Nostalgia

Walter Russell Mead

Nuclear deterrence was simple compared with the fluid nature of cyberwarfare....

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Turkey's Terror Policy Is Morally Bankrupt

Blaise Misztal

In an interview with David Lepeska on the Avhal Podcast, Blaise Misztal discusses Turkey and North eastern Syria. ...

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Stop the States' Copyright Plunder

Adam Mossoff

They claim protection for their own intellectual property while engaging in blatant piracy....

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How the EU Should Tackle Corruption and Money Laundering

Ben Judah

In a podcast interview on Eurocast, Ben Judah discusses corruption in Europe. ...

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Trump and Baghdadi: Moral Rhetoric in an Immoral Age

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

My oldest children, overhearing a conversation between my husband and me, asked about the US operation that resulted in the death of IS leader. ...

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China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations

Charles Horner

In its long history, China has deployed substantial naval power, but only episodically....

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The Fight For 5G and the Real Threat to the US: Dependency on China For Innovation

Robert Spalding

In an interview with Erin Gregor and Syya Yasotornrat on Innovation Calling podcast, Rob Spalding discusses 5G and US dependency on China’s tech. ...

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Trade Deal Details Trump Passing an Agreement Too Quickly

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the ongoing trade negotiations between the US and China....

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Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics

Abram N. Shulsky

Why do nations often choose to intervene covertly rather than overtly in military conflicts?...

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Opinion: China's Cyber Operations Will Give You Cold War Nostalgia

Patrick M. Cronin

In a Wall Street Journal video, Patrick Cronin comments on the dangers of the CCP. ...

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Pompeo Slams Communist China in Speech

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech at the Hudson Institute Gala. ...

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What Coke Can Do To Keep Its Leadership Fizzing

Hank Cardello

The fizz is returning to Coca-Cola, after years of delivering flat returns on Wall Street and being regularly vilified by public health activists. ...

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U.S.-Led Forces Kill ISIS Leader in Syria

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Ed Henry on Fox and Friends, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi....

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How America Can Win the Race to 5G — For All

Robert M. McDowell

Today, many Americans in big cities and rural areas remain, technologically speaking, generations behind. 5G for a few isn’t the answer. ...

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The U.S. Should Withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The treaty costs us money that could better be spent on other aspects of national defense, and benefits us less than it benefits Russia. ...

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The Realignment - Ep. 13: Senator Josh Hawley

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Marshall and Saagar travel to Capitol Hill to interview Missouri Senator Josh Hawley about the dramatic political, economic, and technological changes...

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Iran's Proxy War: Dozens Killed in Iraq

Michael Pregent

In an interview with Tal Heinrich on TIJ Talks, Michael Pregent discusses the ongoing deadly protests in Iraq....

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A Battle Won in the War on Terror

Walter Russell Mead

Killing Baghdadi won’t ‘fix’ the Middle East, but ISIS’ failure is a crucial victory....

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US Gathers Valuable ISIS Intelligence During Raid Killing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Michael Pregent

In an interview with Sandra Smith on Fox News, Michael Pregent discusses the the US intelligence community following the death of ISIS leader. ...

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American Transnationalism, the EU, & the Davoisie

John Fonte

Senior Fellow John Fonte spoke on the "International Institutions vs. National Independence" panel at the 2019 National Conservatism Conference - July...

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Why Facebook Is the Best Hope for Cryptocurrency’s Future

Arthur Herman

It would be a travesty if China, which has entered the fray, became the world’s leader in this global economic development. ...

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Vice President Mike Pence Dunks on the NBA

Robert Spalding

In an interview with Brian Kilmeade on Fox and Friends, Rob Spalding discusses the NBA and US investment in Chinese companies....

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Missile Defense Needs Trump's Attention

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

When it comes to missile defense during the Trump administration, there is quite a bit of over-promising and under-delivering. ...

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Tokyo 2020: Asian Democracy in the Spotlight

John Lee

Democracies must accept they are in a contest of political ideas, especially in Asia....

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How India and Japan Can Help Bhutan

Satoru Nagao

As China and Bhutan inch closer to signing an agreement for the Dokham boundary dispute, an international relations expert charts out the various...

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President Trump to Lift Sanctions on Turkey as Part of a Permanent Cease Fire Deal in Syria

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses Trump’s decision to lift sanctions on Turkey....

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10 Questions To Ask About Trump’s Removal Of Troops From Syria

Lee Smith

Trump’s critics appear to believe that backing a Marxist splinter group aligned with the anti-American, pro-Iranian axis in its war against a NATO all...

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What Is an ‘Endless War’?

Jon Lerner

It’s not troop presence, which serves aims that are in America’s interest. ...

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Pence Wasn't Playing 'Bad Cop' in China Speech

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Elizabeth MacDonald on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses Vice President Mike Pence’s speech about China. ...

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Has Trump Delivered On His Promise To Revive U.S. Manufacturing?

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Most political analysts agree that Donald Trump won the presidency on the backs of long-suffering blue-collar workers in industrial states....

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Trusting Trump and a Lesson for the West: Proceed with Caution

Lela Gilbert

It all sounded wonderful at the time. But it looks like I applauded too soon....

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The Realignment - Ep. 12: A Conversation with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Marshall and Saagar sit down with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the Trump foreign policy agenda and how recent events have brought China’s...

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Will There Be a Trade Deal Soon?

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses obstacles that may get in the way of finalizing a deal with China. ...

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U.S.-China Trade Deal Isn’t on Paper yet – Could They Renege?

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses ‘phase one’ on the US-China trade deal....

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The New York Post Whitewashes the Plight of Egypt’s Copts

Samuel Tadros

With Holy Week starting in nine days, Copts across Egypt were preparing for the most important week in their faith. ...

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For the US and Israel, a Strike Against Iran Seems Inevitable

Seth Cropsey

Israel and Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based militant organization, have tacitly upheld a tense truce since 2006....

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No More Netflix Subscriptions? Leveling the Media Playing Field

Robert M. McDowell

Robert McDowell discusses the FCC and the importance of leveling the playing field between broadcasters and streaming providers. ...

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Putin Now Owns the Syrian Chaos

Bruno Maçães

To do this successfully, Russia needs to show the world it can be trusted....

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Brexit and Britain’s Broken Parliament

Walter Russell Mead

The prime minister can’t call an election, thanks to a reform enacted in 2011....

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Regulators Approve T-Mobile's Proposed Purchase of Sprint

Robert M. McDowell

In an interview with Ed Hammond on Bloomberg Business, Robert McDowell discusses the T Mobile-Sprint merger....

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This Sukkot, Remembering the Jewish and Christian Roots in Jerusalem

Lela Gilbert

Three years ago, I was living in Jerusalem, and along with both Christians and Jews, celebrating the annual Feast of Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot...

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Turkish, Kurdish Forces Accuse Each Other of Violating Cease-Fire in Syria

Michael Pregent

In an interview with Leland Vittert on Fox News, Michael Pregent discusses the Turkey cease-fire deal....

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Trump Can Forget Burden Sharing Now

Douglas J. Feith & Abram N. Shulsky

By abandoning the Kurds in Syria, Trump has undermined one of his central foreign policies. ...

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Weekend Reads: Debating the Syrian Pullback

Hudson Institute

On the heels of a White House-brokered ceasefire in northern Syria, confusion over the region's future still remains...

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The Trump-Xi Trade Truce: Will It Hold in the Long Run?

Thomas J. Duesterberg

The apparent truce between Washington and Beijing agreed on October 11 in the Oval Office remains sketchy in details. ...

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China’s Maritime Strategic Challenge

Douglas J. Feith

America and its allies must cooperate to counter the military-commercial threat. ...

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The Ceasefire This Time

Peter Rough

In an interview on CBC, Peter Rough discusses the cease fire agreement with Turkey....

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Turkey's President ‘Not Listening to President Trump’s Pleas’

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses Vice President Pence’s meeting with Turkish President Erdogan....

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The NBA and the Long Arm of China

Mike Watson

The NBA’s groveling reaction to Daryl Morey’s high crime of tweeting “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong” sent shockwaves....

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Trade Deal Aside, Sino-U.S. Rivalry Is Far From Over

John Lee

China’s Communist Party-driven economy is incompatible with the global order...

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Charles Krauthammer and the Nats and me

Irwin M. Stelzer

On May 28, 1957, a day that will live in infamy, Major League Baseball’s owners allowed the Brooklyn Dodgers to move to Los Angeles. ...

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Tulsi Gabbard's Foreign Policy

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview with Dana Perino on Fox News, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses Tulsi Gabbard’s foreign policy claims....

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The Presidential Seal (Of Approval)

Peter Rough

In an interview with Andrew Nichols on CBC News Network, Peter Rough discusses Obama endorsing Justin Trudeau....

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Should Drive-Thru Windows Be Banned?

Hank Cardello

In an interview with Rob Ferrett on Wisconsin Public Radio, Hank Cardello discusses cities banning new drive-through windows....

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Isis Resurgence Likely in Syria After Troop Withdrawl

Michael Pregent

In an interview with Elizabeth MacDonald on Fox Business, Michael Pregent discusses ISIS resurgence in Syria....

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The Realignment - Ep. 11: Mike Isaac, The Plight of Uber and WeWork

Saagar Enjeti & Marshall Kosloff

Mike Isaac, New York Times technology reporter and author of Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber discusses the challenges and opportunities facing massi...

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Phase 2 of China Deal Could Be Much More Confrontational

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses what a potential phase 2 of a US-China trade deal could look like. ...

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The Dream Palace of the Americans

Michael Doran

The Trump administration’s Middle East policies have been roundly attacked by the U.S. foreign policy establishment. ...

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Mike Pompeo's Predicament

Walter Russell Mead

The Syria withdrawal worried allies, divided the GOP, and made his job a lot harder....

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How the U.S. Should Handle Turkey

Michael Doran

In an interview with Gerry Baker on Fox Business, Michael Doran discusses how the US should proceed with Turkey. ...

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Syrian Army Head North Amid Turkish Advance

Michael Doran

In an interview with Tim Franks on BBC Newshour, Michael Doran discusses the president’s decision to remove troops from northern Syria and what’s next...

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The Mythology of the "Natural Interest Rate"

Brendan Brown

Estimates of the neutral rate according to central bank consensus definition have fallen, but these involve dubious “top-down” observations. ...

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China Is More Relieved Than Happy on U.S.-China Trade Deal

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Kelly Evans on CNBC, Michael Pillsbury discusses the state of the US-China trade deal and the future of the talks. ...

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Wall Street Skeptical of U.S.-China Trade Deal

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Liz Claman on Fox Business, Michael Pillsbury discusses the success of the US-China trade talks. ...

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What if You Couldn't Subscribe to Netflix?

Robert M. McDowell

An obsolete law stops broadcasters from making their services available to everyone....

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U.S.-China Trade Deal: What It Is, Is Not, and May Become

Patrick M. Cronin

The U.S.-China trade agreement outlined on Friday is an act of cooperative rivalry. ...

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Trump's Syria Withdrawal Doesn't Put America First, It Puts Our Adversaries First

Blaise Misztal

President Trump promised to mount a robust defense of vital U.S. interests while bringing to an end costly foreign interventions. ...

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The Realignment - Ep. 10: Rebeccah Heinrichs, Trump’s Foreign Policy Explained

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs et al.

Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs breaks down Trump’s worldview and explains why his foreign policy is better for American interests a...

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Europe's Role Between the US and China

Bruno Maçães

For seventy years, Europeans have been trying to forge a genuine political union. But, so far, the basic element of political unity has been missing. ...

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China's Power Evident in NBA Flap

Michael Pillsbury

In an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Michael Pillsbury discusses the current NBA controversy surrounding China and the larger landscape of...

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Trump's Decision in Syria

Michael Doran

In an interview In an interview on Hill TV, Michael Doran debates Trump’s decision in Syria....

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Turkey Has Legitimate Grievances Against the U.S.

Michael Doran

Trump is right to pull back from supporting PKK-affiliated Kurds in northern Syria....

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The Chinese Muslim Whose Legacy Is Still Guarding Indonesia from Radicalization

Paul Marshall

The people of Semarang, the largest city of Central Java, Indonesia, are mostly ethnic Javanese, but there is a colorful and captivating mix of people...

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Trump Defends Syria Troop Withdrawal

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

In an interview on The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino, Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses Trump's strategy behind the withdrawal of troops from Syria. ...

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