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Japan Defense Industry Needs Security Boost

Arthur Herman

Tokyo must protect world-class arms suppliers against spies and cyberattacks...

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One Year of Trump

Peter Rough

On January 18th, Peter Rough appeared on the ORF III program "Inside Washington" to discuss President Trump's first year in office. iframe#1...

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Don’t Hold Missile-Defense Hostage to the Illusion of a Perfect Grade

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

How is North Korea improving its ICBMs so quickly? It’s not afraid of a test failure — or six...

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The U.S. Navy Lowers Its Sights

Seth Cropsey

Has Trump given up on expanding the size of the fleet? If so, there’s still time to reverse course...

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How U.S. Foreign Policy Has Changed In Trump's First Year In Office

Walter Russell Mead

On January 17th, Walter Russell Mead appeared on NPR to discuss American foreign policy in President Trump's first year in office...

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U.S. Gets Tough on Pakistan Religious Persecutions, Should Go Farther

Lela Gilbert

The Trump administration’s get-tough approach to Pakistan’s alleged double-dealing does not go nearly far enough...

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The Sinews Of Empire

Seth Cropsey

Modern scholars of politics revel in their complex descriptions of state action...

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Hawaii Alert Fiasco is a Wake-Up Call for America to Get Serious about Missile Defense

Arthur Herman

The FCC is launching a full-scale investigation into what went wrong in Hawaii, to make sure nothing like it happens anywhere again...

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Absent Religious Liberty, No End in Sight for Iran's Protests

Lela Gilbert

Iran’s brutal crackdown against protesters left at least 50 activists dead and landed nearly 4,000 in prison...

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A Non-Ally Relationship with Pakistan

Husain Haqqani

President Trump’s eruptions against Pakistan acknowledge a longstanding historical reality: for all practical purposes, Pakistan and the United States...

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A Civil Debate About Religious Freedom

Paul Marshall

John Corvino, Ryan Anderson, and Sherif Girgis agree: religious liberty is good, discrimination is bad, and the clash between these values is complica...

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Repairing Our Fractured Politics

Christopher DeMuth

Abolishing the filibuster and passing a balanced-budget amendment would be a start toward curing what ails American government...

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The GOP's Tax Reform Offers No Relief from the Inflation Tax

Brendan Brown

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act promises no relief from one big tax on income — the inflation tax...

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Don’t End the Iran Deal, Fix It

Michael Doran

Trump and Congress could forge a new consensus by enacting a law making the nuclear limits permanent...

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Beyond Tweets, Here’s How Trump Could Help the Iranian Protesters

Kenneth R. Weinstein

President Trump Trump should publicize the Iranian regime’s corruption....

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FCC to Use More Economics and Data Analytics to Improve Decisions

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

From outside the Beltway, Washington for years has appeared to be besieged by political intrigue...

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Left and Right Agree: Get Tough on China

Walter Russell Mead

U.S. foreign policy feels as polarized as ever. But a new consensus is forming...

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Cambodia’s Python Regime

Martha Bayles

The gradual, deadly constriction of freedom in one small country...

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Warfare on the Web

Benjamin Haddad

A new book by David Patrikarakos explores how social media has changed armed conflict in the 21st century...

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The Counterinsurgent

Ann Marlowe

The mixed legacy of Edward Lansdale...

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Trump's Looming Trade War with China

Irwin M. Stelzer

If Trump set your teeth on edge in 2017, prepare for a grinding 2018. The story coming out of the White House is that the need to garner congressional...

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A Stronger German-American Alliance

Peter Rough

More than any other country, Germany has profited from the post–Cold War international system....

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Rojava, Russia’s Next Frozen Conflict?

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

Putin turns insurgencies into tools for gaining leverage over his neighbors and the international system more broadly...

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Report Cites 13 Regimes for Brutally Persecuting Christians

Lela Gilbert

As 2017 drew to an end, the media missed one of the biggest news stories of the year: the persecution of Christians around the world...

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The New National Security Strategy Prioritizes Space

Sean Kelly

The current administration seeks to make space a public policy priority...

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President Trump Slams Kim Jong-un Over "Nuclear Button" Remarks

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On January 3rd, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the recent exchange of threats between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim ...

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Trump's Iran Opportunity - Give the Mullahs a Push

Arthur Herman

This is Trump’s opportunity in 2018 to give events a push, where and when it’s most needed....

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The Economics of 2018

Irwin M. Stelzer

The known-unknowns about where the economy is going...

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How China Bungled its Coming Out Party

Bruno Maçães

In the new China, there are no stones. Maybe not even the river is left. There is a bullet train, driving full speed ahead before the daw...

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Pakistan Summons U.S. Ambassador Over Trump's Tweet

Husain Haqqani

On January 2nd, Ambassador Husain Haqqani appeared on CNN International to discuss the Pakistani government summoning the U.S. ambassador over Preside...

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Why Can’t the American Media Cover the Protests in Iran?

Lee Smith

Because they have lost the ability to cover real news when it happens...

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President Trump's Foreign Policy in 2017

Samuel Tadros

On December 29th, Samuel Tadros appeared on Al-Hurra TV to discuss President Trump's foreign policy in his first year in office. iframe#1...

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This Is How China Is Slowly Creeping into Latin America

Sean Kelly

Beijing has discovered a slick and sophisticated way to increase its influence in the region...

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U.S.-EU Obligations Should Cut Both Ways in 2018

Peter Rough

The United States should be able to count on Europe’s help in isolating Iran...

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New Focus on UN Budget Cuts

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On December 26th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the planned $285 million cut to the UN budget. iframe#1...

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Trump’s ‘Blue Water’ Foreign Policy

Walter Russell Mead

The administration’s new security strategy is reminiscent of Pax Britannica...

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President Trump Disappointed That China is Allowing Oil to go Into North Korea

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On December 24th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss President Trump's comments on the Chinese allowing oil to go into North Korea. ...

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U.S. should aid religious minorities abroad directly, without going through the UN

Nina Shea

The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy Report unveiled this week makes it a priority to “protect religious freedom and religious minori...

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The National Security Strategy’s Implications for Seapower

Bryan McGrath

The 2017 National Security Strategy released Monday is a statement of Trump administration priorities...

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UN Approves Resolution Condemning U.S. Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On December 21st, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the UN General Assembly's resolution condemning the U.S. for recognizing Jerusale...

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David Cameron Didn’t Just Sell Out to China

Bruno Maçães

China’s global economic ambitions require help, and it’s entirely appropriate for the United Kingdom to offer it...

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Hezbollah Off the Hook?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On December 19th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss a new Politico report regarding the Obama administration's handling of Hezbollah ...

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India & US: Going forward

Aparna Pande

The Trump administration’s strategic statement follows up on its vision of India as a partner of the United States...

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5G: China’s Dream to Dominate World Technology

Thomas J. Duesterberg

The China threat and the U.S.-European convergence of interests...

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The Trump Doctrine: American Interests Come First

Arthur Herman

The president recognizes important new realities in world affairs...

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The New Era of Global Stability

Arthur Herman

The grand ideological conflicts that began in 1917 are giving way to old-fashioned geopolitics...

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U.S. Vetoes UN Security Council's Egyptian-Drafted Resolution on Jeruslaem

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On December 18th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss the U.S. veto on the Security Council resolution invalidating President Trump...

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The Bad Old Days of the Internet and Other Myths of Network Neutrality

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

The Federal Communications Commission repealed vintage 2015 rules regulating the Internet that are popularly known as network neutrality. Th...

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Turkey's Erdogan Fans the Flames of Anti-Semitism

Lela Gilbert

Increasingly dark ideologies, terrorist attacks, and dangerous political upheavals have gradually overshadowed Turkey’s many attractions...

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Why Recognizing Jerusalem Is Good for Peace

Douglas J. Feith

Until the Palestinians realize that Israel is here to stay and start negotiating in earnest, it behooves Washington to signal that they are losing gro...

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Disruptive Politics in the Trump Era: Yuval Levin or Victor Davis Hanson?

John Fonte

What is the nature of its confrontation with modern liberalism?...

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Lessons From the Loss of ARA San Juan

Seth Cropsey

The Argentine diesel-electric submarine ARA San Juan lost contact with its base at Mar del Plata on 15 November...

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Restoring the Integrity of Comments in Government Proceedings

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Public comments in government proceedings are intended to be a foundation of democratic participation...

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Countering Iran Requires a Political Strategy

Samuel Tadros

For generations, Arab nationalists have rejected any non-Arab role in regional politics...

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Fracking Our Way to Mideast Peace

Walter Russell Mead

Low oil prices have so eroded Arab states’ power, they now see Israel as a protector...

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Will Big Sister Be Watching?

Martha Bayles

Digital omniscience meets “the crooked timber of humanity.”...

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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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At Least 305 Killed in Egypt Mosque Attack

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On November 25th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the latest terror attack on a mosque in Egypt. iframe#1...

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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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