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Interviews

Preemptive Strike Against North Korea Not An Option, Says Former Pentagon Chief William Perry

interview with William J. Perryvia Deutsche Welle
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry discusses missile tests, bellicose rhetoric, a US detainee's mysterious death, and whether diplomacy could work with Pyongyang's rogue regime.

In the News

A Brutal North Korean Crime That Must Not Be Forgotten

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Let’s not mince words: Otto Warmbier was an American kid who made one foolish mistake, one that should not have cost him his life. The North Korean regime arrested him on unjust grounds, possibly as a bargaining chip in negotiations, and ultimately tortured him to death. 

In the News

Nobel-Winning Economist To Head Chinese Research Institute

featuring Thomas J. Sargentvia Latin America Herald Tribune
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Nobel Prize-winning economist from the United States will lead a university institute for financial research and studies in China, focusing on the use of artificial intelligence and big data in financial analysis, state media reported on Monday.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Graham Allison "Destined for War" Book Event

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CISAC Stanford
Monday, June 12, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson interviews Graham Allison concerning Allison's recent book, Destined For War: Can America And China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

Featured

What Comes After Kim Jong Un?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Daneil DePetris writes in The National Interest against the forced removal of Kim Jong Un from power because “North Korea is such a black-hole in terms of human intelligence, the U.S. intelligence community wouldn’t be able to confidently assess that the man or woman (Kim’s sister, for instance) who replaces Kim wouldn’t be just as vicious or unpredictable.” Historical parallels from the USSR and China, I argue, suggest that Kim would be followed by a milder form of collective rule.

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The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Seventy-five years ago this week the U.S. Navy pulled off one of the all-time upsets in the history of military affairs when it defeated the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway. Beginning on December 7, 1941, with a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that crippled the U.S. Pacific fleet as it lay at anchor, the Imperial Japanese Navy put together an incredible run of victories. 

Interviews

Kori Schake: Is China Eating Us For Lunch?

interview with Kori Schakevia TEDx Talks
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses the world, as powers shift and China rises.

Analysis and Commentary

James Mattis’s Reassurance Tour Is Winning Admirers But Not Believers

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, June 5, 2017

[Registration Required] Secretary of Defense James Mattis gave a terrific speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore this weekend. It would have been solid and unremarkable in any American administration of the past 70 years; it was exceptionally sensible in the current climate.

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Chinese Cyber Diplomacy In A New Era Of Uncertainty

by Adam Segalvia Aegis Paper Series
Friday, June 2, 2017

After initially taking a relatively defensive, reactive position on the global governance of cyberspace, China under President Xi Jinping has adopted a more activist cyber diplomacy. This foreign policy has three primary goals: limit the threat that the internet and the flow of information may pose to domestic stability and regime legitimacy; shape cyberspace to extend Beijing’s political, military, and economic influence; and counter US advantages in cyberspace and increase China’s room of maneuver. Measured against its objectives, China’s diplomacy would appear relatively successful. The greatest uncertainty for Beijing moving forward is the state of US-China relations.

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Cheer China’s Climate Progress Until It’s For Real

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, June 1, 2017

America’s abandonment of global leadership during the Trump administration does not mean that Americans are ready to give up the fight for a safe and peaceful future. In fact, President Trump’s retreat from challenges to the global commons brings more attention to Gov. Jerry Brown’s efforts to act on climate change.

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