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Analysis and Commentary

World War II: China's Losses In A Grim Perspective

by Mark Harrisonvia University of Warwick
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Today is the seventieth anniversary of Japan's surrender in 1945, marking the end of World War II. It seems timely to give some thought to the impact of Japan's war on China. Where does World War II rank in the disasters that befell China in the twentieth century?

John B. Taylor

John Taylor On The John Batchelor Show (19:30)

interview with John B. Taylorvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses his Economics One piece, “Seeking a Way through the Fog of a Currency War,” on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

In the News

Weekend Roundup: Refugees And Market Woes Put World On Edge

quoting Michael Spencevia Huffington Post
Friday, August 28, 2015

The undertow of China's slackening economy and the mounting tide of refugees pushing through border after border in Europe put the world on edge this week. After spiraling down, volatile stock markets rallied back, for now.

In the News

Hannon’s Take: One Less Thing To Worry About

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 31, 2015

Although the exact timing remains uncertain, at some point over coming months the monetary policies of the world’s leading central banks will almost certainly diverge further, as the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England tighten, while the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan and the People’s Bank of China continue to ease.


More Harmful Public Hand-Wringing On Possible Sanctions Against China For Cyber Theft

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, August 31, 2015

“The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cyber theft of valuable U.S. trade secrets,” reports Ellen Nakashima’s in the Post.

In the News

Man Has Ability To Destroy Earth Many Times Over

quoting William J. Perryvia The Star Online
Monday, August 31, 2015

Imagine everything that you have ever cared about being “eliminated” in a fiery carnage. This is entirely possible as the world right now has the capability of destroying itself many times over – in the event a nuclear war breaks out.

US-China Relations
Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security, The "Don’t Check Your 401(k)” Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, August 28, 2015

This week on Rational Security: We speculate wildly on how China’s economic free fall could affect U.S. national security? What does international law have to say about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

Analysis and Commentary

Strengthen Arctic Cooperation Between The US And China

by Commander David Slaytonvia Alaska Dispatch News
Thursday, August 27, 2015

The China-U.S. relationship is a daily and recurring, sometimes dominant, news story. Select news has been positive and indicates close collaboration, such as the November 2014 joint announcement on climate and energy initiatives.


‘Chimerica’ And The Rule Of Central Bankers

by Niall Fergusonvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 27, 2015

The past week has shown us that the world economy is dominated more than ever by the symbiotic relationship of China and America.

In the News

World's First Nuclear Fuel Bank, Hosted By Kazakhstan, Part-Financed By Warren Buffett

quoting Sam Nunnvia Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, August 28, 2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on Thursday to locate the world's first bank of low-enriched uranium (LEU) in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for nuclear power stations and encourage nuclear non-proliferation.