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The Shutdown Won’t Stop Growth

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

It’s painful for federal employees but has little effect on GDP....

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Charles de Gaulle Saw Brexit Coming

Walter Russell Mead

He said UK membership would weaken the EU and divide Britain...

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Criminal Justice Reform and the First Step Act’s Recidivism Reduction Provisions: Preliminary Issues for Policymakers

John P. Walters & David Tell

Propelled by years of public commentary and concern about the size of the federal prison population—which has receded from its peak of over 219,000 ...

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Will President Trump’s New Plans for Missile Defense Spark an Arms Race?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs joins the PBS NewsHour to discuss President Trump's call to rapidly expand U.S. missile defense systems....

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The Telecom Wars Put Huawei In The Hot Seat

Arthur Herman

Stopping the Huawei Trojan horse before it gets wheeled through the gates is a welcome first step...

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Schellenberg Death Sentence: Canadian's Verdict Will Backfire on Beijing

John Lee

The ruling will stiffen the unity and resolve of those voicing deep concerns with Chinese actions...

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Will the U.S. Liberate German and Japanese Savers This Year?

Brendan Brown

German and Japanese savers both labor under the 2 percent inflation target...

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Why America Should Worry About China’s Dark Side of the Moon Shot

Sean Kelly

China just landed a spacecraft on the dark side of the moon and a lunar collision of power with America is coming....

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Trump’s Mideast Strategy

Walter Russell Mead

Like Obama, he wants the U.S. to step back. Unlike Obama, he wants to contain Iran....

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Many Media Sources Report That a Border Wall Won't Stop Drugs From Coming Into the Country: Is That True?

John P. Walters

John Walters, former drug czar under President George W. Bush, weighs in on whether a border wall would be effective in stopping drug trafficking. if...

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Jews, Christians, and Religious Persecution

Lela Gilbert

The fact that so much of the world remains unaware of the evictions and thievery perpetrated against hundreds of thousands of Jews never ceases to ama...

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The Wall Will Discourage People With Drugs From Entering the United States

John P. Walters

John Walters on the border wall's effects on the flow of illegal drugs into the United States...

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Japan Must Be a Top Trade Priority

Thomas J. Duesterberg

The U.S. and Japan are poised to strike a deal crucial to meeting the Chinese mercantilist challenge...

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Deil Care, It’s All True

Arthur Herman

A review of Adam Smith: Father of Economics by Jesse Norman...

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Is 2018’s Biggest Winner

Walter Russell Mead

Also: Italy’s Salvini, Turkey’s Erdogan, Syria’s Assad, and Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed....

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What the U.S. Can Learn from China

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury talks to Fareed Zakaria about the success of China's long-term strategies, from a military-run space program to investing in the eco...

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The Strategy Washington Is Pursuing in the Middle East Is the Only Strategy Worth Pursuing

Michael Doran

America needs to back up its allies and isolate its adversaries. Everything else is secondary....

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How America’s Scornful Elites Helped One Of The Worst Media Liars Ever

Peter Rough

How did Claas Relotius deceive an army of professional journalists for years and trigger the biggest journalism scandal in decades?...

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Caravandalism

Tod Lindberg

The disgraceful immigration confrontation before the election and what it revealed about our national unseriousness...

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2018’s Biggest Loser Was the Liberal International Order

Walter Russell Mead

The runners-up are China, the U.K., France’s Macron and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed....

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The Depression of 2019-2021?

Brendan Brown

The profound question is the nature of the economic slowdown now occurring globally...

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For Pakistan, 2018 Was Just Another Year of the Generals

Husain Haqqani

Pakistan ends 2018 with a sharply devalued rupee, greater dependence on foreign largesse, lower credit rating, and even less democracy than before. T...

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China’s Industrial Profits Drop for the First Time Since December 2015

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury discusses how China’s industrial profits dropped for the first time since December 2015 and how the White House is considering a b...

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China is infiltrating US space industry with investments

Sean Kelly

Recent actions by China illuminate growing concerns regarding their influence in the technology industry and the national security implications for US...

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DOJ Charges Two Chinese Nationals With an 'Extensive' Hacking Campaign

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury joins Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss Chinese hackers targeting the U.S. government and 45 tech companies for over a decade. ifra...

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Trump's Syria Exit Is a Pyrrhic Victory

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

There is audible delight in Moscow, Tehran, and Damascus over Trump’s decision...

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The U.S. Military’s Crisis of Imagination

Seth Cropsey & Douglas J. Feith

Dominance has tended to make strategists and citizens complacent...

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The Twilight of Human-Rights Diplomacy

Walter Russell Mead

The sunny idealism of 2011 couldn’t survive the cold realities of geopolitics...

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European Court of Human Rights Verdict Will Exacerbate Religious Conflict

Paul Marshall

Despite its reputation as one of the world’s most secular countries, Sweden’s 2018 election saw heated debates over religious issues. Behind these...

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The Weekly Standard and Me

Tod Lindberg

RIP to a magazine—and the notion that people could be persuaded by ideas...

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Paris Braces for More Riots

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the Paris protests and broader anxieties in Europe iframe#1...

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The Wireless Great Power Rivalry

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

The Huawei arrest shows that the Trump Administration’s wheels are turning toward full-blown competition with China....

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China Cracks Down on Christians

Nina Shea & Bob Fu

A New Era of Religious Persecution Has Arrived...

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Inside Trump's Ongoing Trade War With China

Michael Pillsbury

What can we expect from the trade negotiations?...

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Journalism Dies in Darkness

Martha Bayles

U.S. media is often clueless about foreign-language journalism funded by its own government. That is a topic worth shining some light on....

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Huawei's (And China's) Dangerous High-Tech Game

Arthur Herman

The arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver Airport on December 1, sent shock waves through the global high-tech community as well as in wo...

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Voters Rebel in Europe’s Big Three

Walter Russell Mead

Western political systems are under strain despite good economic times....

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Kartarpur corridor will not help resolve India-Pak tensions

Aparna Pande

Pakistan’s role in supporting terrorists operating in India cannot be ignored....

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China May Act on Trade Deal at End of the 90th Day

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury says China has a history of committing to a deal at the very last hour of a negotiation. iframe#1...

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U.S.-China Trade Policy

Michael Pillsbury

What was accomplished at last week's G20 meeting?...

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Macron’s Moment of Reckoning

Benjamin Haddad

Protests are part of France’s DNA. These are different....

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What The U.S. Hopes To Get From Trade Talks With China

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury joins NPR to discuss telecom giant Huawei and U.S.-China trade....

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U.S. Military Carries Out Flight Over Ukraine in Response to Russian Attack

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs joins Fox Business to discuss the message behind the U.S. military carrying out an "extraordinary" flight over Ukraine....

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Dow Drops After Arrest of Top Huawei Executive Arrested

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury joined CBS Evening News to discuss the arrest of a top Huawei executive. iframe#1...

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Egypt's Silent Epidemic of Kidnapped Christian Girls

Lela Gilbert

Egypt’s Christian community faces dangers that most other Egyptians needn’t fear. Threats of violence during church services, attacks on buses fil...

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North Korea Continues Base Construction

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs on North Korea's secret long-range missile base in the mountains...

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Afghanistan’s Taliban Is in It to Win It

Husain Haqqani

The United States should remember Islamist militants are playing the long game....

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Remembering President George H.W. Bush

Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute joins the nation and the world in mourning the passing of a great statesman and patriot...

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Ambassador Nikki Haley Receives Hudson Institute's 2018 Global Leadership Award

Hudson Institute

__Remarks As Prepared for Delivery at Hudson Institute, December 3, 2018__ Thank you Paul. I meet lots of people who are dedicated to the advancemen...

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Vive le Nationalisme!

Walter Russell Mead

Macron’s ambitious agenda clashes with Germany’s pursuit of its own self-interest....

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The Conservative Realism of the Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy

Nadia Schadlow

How to relate interests, values, and costs in American foreign policy...

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Senator Rob Portman on U.S. Trade Policy

Hudson Institute

America needs new markets for its exports and to enforce vigorously its trade remedy laws...

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The Security and Resilience of the DOD’s Cloud-based Architecture

William Schneider

JEDI has been making significant strides in shaping its path toward the adoption of a cloud-based IT architecture...

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China’s Trojan Ports

John Lee

Beijing’s systematic acquisition of European ports is an important component of an ambitious and insidious strategy...

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The Coming U.S.-China Showdown On The Future Of Wireless

Arthur Herman

An epic battle is brewing over the future of wireless technology, and the future of 5G technology. On one side is China, which is stopping at nothing...

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The Deal America and China Need

Thomas J. Duesterberg

It is in both countries’ interests to back away from the brink. Can Trump offer Xi a way to save face?...

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How American Fracking Changes the World

Walter Russell Mead

Low energy prices enhance U.S. power at the expense of Moscow and Tehran....

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The Vatican’s Agreement With China Looks Even Worse Now

Nina Shea

The provisional agreement, now two months old, is being used to suppress the faithful...

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How a Fragile Euro May Not Survive the Next Crisis

Brendan Brown

A big U.S. monetary inflation bang brought the euro into existence. Here’s a prediction: It’s death will occur in response to a different type of ...

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Relations Between the U.S., Japan, and Australia Present a Dilemma for India

Satoru Nagao

India and Japan can offset the Chinese military's numerical advantage...

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Big Tech Is in Big Trouble

Irwin M. Stelzer

The FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Alphabet) have real problems....

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Trump Is Crude. But He’s Right About Saudi Arabia.

Michael Doran

On the strategic questions that matter in the Middle East, the president is cleareyed...

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Thanksgiving at the Heart of the American Experience

Melanie Kirkpatrick

What does the Thanksgiving holiday say about the American character? As Christianity retreats in the public square, are we in danger of losing an auth...

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President Trump says Saudi Arabia decision is about "America First"

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs joins The Ingraham Angle to discuss President Trump's response to Saudi Arabia. iframe#1...

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Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday

Melanie Kirkpatrick

How did it evolve into America’s quintessential national holiday?...

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Best Scenario for U.K. Assets Is New Tory Leader

Brendan Brown

Brendan Brown on the impact of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on U.K. assets...

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Khashoggi evidence points to Saudi crown prince, and the U.S. faces a dilemma

Michael Doran

Michael Doran on how the U.S. will respond to new evidence that suggests Saudi Arabia’s crown prince orchestrated the killing of Jamal Khashoggi...

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The Three Stages of Trump’s Foreign Policy

Walter Russell Mead

Now it’s time for leadership, strategy, and results...

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Ancestry.Com(ics)

Martha Bayles

It’s just another TV ad, but it speaks volumes. Titled “Anthem,” the latest commercial from Ancestry.com offers a video montage of an African wo...

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‘Bringing Down the Colonel’ Review: The Mistress Wanted Marriage

Melanie Kirkpatrick

A powerful older man, a young woman, a sex scandal—and a lawsuit against a U.S. congressman for reneging on his promise....

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The Politics of Inflation

Irwin M. Stelzer

Expect inflation and a devalued dollar...

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The Lessons of the Asia Bibi Case

Nina Shea

Pakistan has released the purported blasphemer against Islam. Now what nation will have the courage to grant her asylum?...

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China Wants Imran Khan’s Pakistan to be Dependable Before Being Dependent

Husain Haqqani

China shows Imran Khan that Pakistan’s "locational narcissism" isn’t enough....

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Seeking Stability in the Structure of Power

Seth Cropsey

The global strategic landscape is moving away from the primacy that America achieved over the last century...

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The Vagaries of World Power

Nadia Schadlow

Power goes to those who can adapt quickly and get things done...

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A Divided America Finds Common Ground on Defense Technology

Arthur Herman

The recent midterm elections have exposed a political landscape that’s more divided than ever, with a Republican Senate pitted against a Democrat Ho...

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Trump is Getting the European Army He Wanted

Benjamin Haddad

U.S. president pushed NATO allies to get serious on defense. Now they’re listening....

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Blasphemy Laws, Death Threats – And A Pakistani Woman’s Ruined Life

Lela Gilbert

The case of Asia Bibi has proved that Pakistan’s government is intimidated by its own draconian legislation....

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Macron’s Faux Pas on Nationalism

Walter Russell Mead

Western Europe mistakes its lessons from World War I for universal truths....

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Pence’s Meeting with Japan and India Crucial to Countering China

John Lee

China cannot match American power if the U.S. partners with strategic allies...

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Trump to Get His Way on Oil Prices

Brendan Brown

Saudi Arabia's weak geopolitical position means it needs U.S. backing...

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Serious Issues in China’s Economy?

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury discusses U.S. trade tensions with China and the state of China’s economy. iframe#1...

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Why We Must Fight for the Future of Digital Peace

Sorin Ducaru

We live in an increasingly interconnected and globalized world. With unlimited digital information and services at our fingertips and transformations ...

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China’s Black Box Superiority

Bruno Maçães

The Chinese approach to AI has implications for Chinese society that could herald a new age...

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Herb London, 1939–2018

Hudson Institute

Longtime Hudson Institute president, trustee and fellow, passed away on Saturday...

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The Danger of Rushing Into Peace

Arthur Herman

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns were stilled in what was then the bloodiest war in history. A century later it’...

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Sad Lessons of WWI a Sober Warning for U.S. vs. China

Seth Cropsey

One hundred years ago today, the guns of Flanders Fields fell silent. Although the messy business of peace remained, the Tommies, Doughboys, Jerries a...

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How Trump Can Compromise with the Democratic House

Irwin M. Stelzer

If the president wants to do deals with the Democrats, he probably can....

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Australia's Plan to Challenge China in the South Pacific

John Lee

Australians are becoming increasingly concerned with the significant Chinese presence in the South Pacific...

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Will U.S. Foreign Policy Change?

Craig Kennedy

Michael Doran on how the U.S. will respond to new evidence that suggests Saudi Arabia’s crown prince orchestrated the killing of Jamal Khashoggi...

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U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

Michael Doran

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, a surge of patriotism ran through me. I was, however, a junior professor teaching at Prince­ton University. Nat...

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Middle Eastern Christians Are Under Threat. How do They Feel about Jews and Israel?

Samuel Tadros

The rise of Islamism has led some to see Israel as the proverbial enemy of their enemy....

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Forced Out

Peter Rough

Peter Rough joins CBC to Discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Departure From the Trump Administration iframe#1...

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Politics Is Not Just Rhetoric

Peter Rough

Peter Rough joins ZDF to discuss the U.S. midterm election results...

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