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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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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

Craig Kennedy on the foreign policy implications of the U.S. midterm election results...

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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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IP Biggest Single Problem With China

William Rhodes

Bill Rhodes discusses the outlook for the economies of China and the Eurozone countries, the impact of the U.S.-China trade conflict on PBOC policy...

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Australia Should Aim for Positive Relations with China, But Not at Any Price

John Lee

Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi is good news. It may even pave the way for a leaders’ summit within weeks...

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Republicans Fighting to Keep Majority

Peter Rough

Peter Rough joins CBC to discuss the upcoming U.S. midterm elections...

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Will China admit to IP theft?

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury on the Trump administration's trade negotiations with China....

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Want To Build The Next Silicon Valley? Canada Can Help

Arthur Herman

Every politician’s dream is spawning the next Silicon Valley: a never-ending cornucopia of jobs, growth, and tax revenue flowing from a dominant pos...

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Trump, the Economy, the Midterms, and the Road Ahead

Irwin M. Stelzer

If things can't get better, does that mean they have to get worse?...

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Michael Pillsbury on U.S.-China Relations

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury discusses U.S.-China trade policy and President Trump’s recent comment accusing China of attempting to meddle in the upcoming 2018...

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China Reports Weak Manufacturing Growth Amid Trade War Woes

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury on the trade war between the U.S. and China....

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Decisive, Disruptive, and Overdue: The Trump Foreign Policy

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The Trump foreign policy is like the administration’s domestic policy: a little irreverent, ambitious, and completely impervious to the warnings and...

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The Merkel Era Nears Its End

Peter Rough

Big questions arise over what comes next...

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Immigration Takes Center Stage in U.S. Elections

Irwin M. Stelzer

Irwin Stelzer joins BBC World Service to discuss immigration the upcoming midterm elections...

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Blasphemy Returns as a Political Weapon in Indonesia

Paul Marshall

On October 22 in Garut, West Java, a member of the Barisan Ansor Serbaguna (Banser) youth movement burned a flag of Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), an...

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Trump Explains Sovereignty

John Fonte

President Trump defends independent self-government as a positive principle...

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American Politics and the Deadliest Attack on Jews in U.S. History

Lela Gilbert

In democracies, politics and politicians come and go, but Trump or no Trump, Jew-hatred moves steadily along its historic path as an unrivaled and utt...

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China’s Xi Jinping tells military advisers to prepare ‘for fighting a war’

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury discusses the report that Chinese President Xi Jinping told his military advisers to prepare “for fighting a war.”...

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Geopolitics Trumps the Markets

Walter Russell Mead

That crashing sound you heard in world markets last week wasn’t just a correction. It was the sound of the end of an age. During the long era of re...

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Trump Racks Up Foreign Policy Wins in 2018

Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman joins Fox & Friends to discuss President Trump's foreign policy record....

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Trump and the New Cold War

Irwin M. Stelzer

He didn't start it, but he's joining it....

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Man Charged After Bomb Campaign Against Trump Critics

Peter Rough

Peter Rough joins Andrew Nichols to discuss the political implications of the string of attempted bombings.v...

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Farmers and Fighters: The Making of the Land

Douglas J. Feith

If you had a child in college and she came home and said she was challenged on this point by a classmate, could you provide her with a response?...

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Trump Is No ‘Isolationist’

Walter Russell Mead

He’s overseeing a risky but ambitious effort to contain global adversaries...

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Schemes for Currency Manipulation Spread Worldwide

Brendan Brown

There is no basis for imagining that the Trump administration is preparing for a new more effective policy against the foreign currency manipulators...

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What Trump's Proposed Space Force Means for Canada

Sean Kelly

If Space Force is approved by Congress, it would be the first new military branch since the establishment of the Air Force in 1947...

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China’s LinkedIn Honey Traps

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

The Chinese have embraced LinkedIn as a tool for spying and influence operations...

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Why Breaking With Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi Would Hurt America

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

It is not too strong to say Saudi Arabia is our most important strategic partner in mitigating and rolling back Iran’s power and malign activities...

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Trump was Right to Pull out of Arms Treaty, but Not Because of Russia

John Lee

To be sure, the Russian factor in the decision to withdraw from the treaty is a real and meaningful one...

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U.S. Exit From Nuclear Treaty Could Spark Countermeasures

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the INF Treaty on PBS News Hour...

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America’s Permanent Mobs

Ronald W. Dworkin

Identity politics tactics echo those of both Lenin and Torquemada...

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3 Ways To Help Public Health Activists Think Like Marketers

Hank Cardello

Despite decades of noble efforts by public health advocates, good health, good medical care and good nutrition remain too far out of reach for many Am...

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Trump's Debt

Irwin M. Stelzer

Trump said he would erase America's debt in 8 years. It's now bigger than ever...

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China's Relentless Assault on Religious Freedom

Lela Gilbert

Since 2017, a rapidly broadening pattern of assaults on believers, faith leaders and worship centers has been evident to observers...

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Policy Talk Podcast

Newest Episode: Tom Duesterberg on Trade...

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Why the Saudis Despised Jamal Khashoggi

Michael Doran & Tony Badran

Khashoggi was not merely a pen for hire...

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The War For The World's 5G Future

Arthur Herman

Today America is locked in a struggle for high-tech supremacy with China...

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Is Going It Alone the Best Way Forward for Europe?

Benjamin Haddad & Alina Polyakova

Why Strategic Autonomy Should Be the Continent’s Goal...

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China's Xi Jinping Trumped by Donald Trump in Trade Wars

John Lee

Xi didn’t think Trump really wanted a substantive trade war or would resort to tariffs, but he did and has. ...

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Trump Administration Gets Serious About Defense Industrial Base

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Tom Duesterberg on the Trump administration's efforts to revive the U.S. manufacturing sector...

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Don't Ditch Riyadh in a Fit of Righteousness

Walter Russell Mead

Khashoggi’s murder must be condemned. But Saudi Arabia still serves U.S. interests...

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Trump, Inflation, and the Fed

Irwin M. Stelzer

Donald Trump wants Jay Powell to stop raising rates. Like, now...

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How Long Will the Trump Trade Fight with China Last?

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury on trade tensions with China...

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Pakistan's Fortunes Can't be Rescued by Celebrity PM and Recycled Foreign Minister

Husain Haqqani

India and US’ concerns over Pakistan are old but now China and Saudi Arabia too are indicating wariness over unfulfilled promises...

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Haley's Moves to Reform UN Will Be Part of Her Legacy

Peter Rough

Peter Rough discusses Nikki Haley's legacy at the UN...

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Democracy's Ugly Brother

Martha Bayles

The shrillness, vulgarity, and shamelessness on display in the Kavanaugh spectacle will only get worse...

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Chinese Tensions Rising

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses U.S.-China relations...

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Mike Pence Announces Cold War II

Walter Russell Mead

The administration is orchestrating a far-reaching campaign against China...

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U.S.-China Trade Policy

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury on CSPAN Washington Journal...

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Ending the Not-So-Futile War in Yemen

Husain Haqqani

Humanitarian criticism of the war in Yemen should not blind us to the serious threat posed by the Houthis and the strategic case for U.S. involvement...

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A Missile-Defense Layer in Space Is Affordable and Makes Sense

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs & Henry A. Obering III

Critics warn about sky-high price tags while blocking efforts to divine the actual cost....

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Is Genocide Threatening Nigeria's Christians?

Lela Gilbert

Is the world turning a blind eye to another imminent genocide?...

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Intractable Positions

Aparna Pande

Pakistan and India will not be able to achieve peaceful ties unless both are willing to sacrifice long-standing issues...

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Exploiting Sino-Russian Nuclear Divergence

Richard Weitz

While Russia stocks up on nuclear weapons, China stays put — the United States could exploit the difference...

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Why Blockchain Is No Silver Bullet For Cyber Threats

Arthur Herman

since the blockchain database isn’t stored in any single location, it means its records are easily verifiable...

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Trump's Instincts Triumph on Trade

Walter Russell Mead

His unconventional methods didn’t lead to the catastrophe critics promised...

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Politicizing Religion

Paul Marshall

It is commonly said that what appears to be religious conflict is in fact “politics, not religion.”...

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The White House Is Getting America Ready For Its Quantum Leap

Arthur Herman

The White House was quietly but steadily taking major steps to secure America’s high-tech future...

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Countering Iran Means Sanctioning Terrorist Militias

Michael Pregent & Erica Hanichak

Any comprehensive Iran strategy must include going hard against the terrorist proxy militias...

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Trump at the UN General Assembly

Michael Pregent

Michael Pregent on Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren...

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President Trump's Security Council Speech

Richard Weitz

Richard Weitz on President Trump's UN Security Council speech...

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Christianity and National Sovereignty at the UN

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

What does the president’s administration mean when officials discuss sovereignty?...

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A National Cybersecurity Strategy: Better Late Than Never

Arthur Herman

America finally has the cybersecurity strategy it needs and has been waiting for...

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A Nasty Brexit Threatens the West

Walter Russell Mead

The U.K. plays an important role in sustaining American support for Europe...

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Trump Heads to NYC for UN General Assembly

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs on upcoming UNGA session...

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China Walks Away from Trade Talks with the U.S.

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury discusses President Trump's threats to increase tariffs...

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The Media is its Own Worst Enemy

Peter Rough

The press has made itself the story. In the process, it has imperiled its reputation as a neutral arbiter...

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When Russian Democracy Died

David Satter

Boris Yeltsin abolished the Parliament 25 years ago. That helped pave the way for Putin’s dictatorship...

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