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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Lessons From The Post-Vietnam Era

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What insights can policymakers glean from the last four decades of American interventions overseas?


Nukes + Nuttiness = Neanderthal Deterrence

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Acting crazy has worked for rogue regimes, but Western appeasement is not a long-term solution.

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China, North Korea, And 1950’s Shadow Of War

by Barry Strauss via Military History in the News
Monday, April 24, 2017

When the subject is North Korea, it is hard for a military historian not to think of Thanksgiving 1950. It was around that date that Chinese forces, having stealthily entered the country and already engaged in their first attacks, hit American troops and hit them hard. Two months earlier U.S., South Korean, and other allied forces crossed the 38th parallel dividing the two Koreas, defeated North Korean forces, and advanced toward the Chinese border on the Yalu River. It was part of America’s response to the North Korean invasion of South Korea in June 1950. America saved the south but incautiously tried to conquer the north without reckoning on Chinese intervention. It was a blunder of the first order.

Privacy & Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue In The Shadow Of The NSA-Affair
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Security by the Book - Privacy & Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue In The Shadow Of The NSA-Affair

by Benjamin Wittes, Russell Miller, Ralf Poschervia Lawfare
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Hoover Institution's National Security, Technology and Law Working Group, along with Hoover's Washington, DC office discussed Privacy and Power:  A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair.  Benjamin Wittes (Hoover working group member and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution), Russell Miller (professor of law at Washington & Lee University School of Law) and Prof. Ralf Poscher (professor of law at  University of Freiberg) discussed fundamental differences in the way that Americans and Europeans approach the issues of privacy and intelligence-gathering.

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The Libertarian: The Conflict In Syria

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Does President Trump's missile strike show him growing into the role of commander-in-chief or bringing chaos to the world stage?

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Diplomacy, Not Doomsday

by William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

When dealing with North Korea, diplomat and Hoover fellow William J. Perry advises, set aside the big stick—and the Kim regime might actually listen.


William Perry: How Should U.S. And Allies Confront North Korea?

interview with William J. Perryvia PBS
Monday, April 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry discusses the long-simmering standoff between the United States and North Korea heating up again and what options are open to the US, its allies, and China.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Trump Might Win With China

by Charles Calomirisvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 17, 2017

Beijing may be ready to deal as it eyes slowing growth, a weakening yuan and other challenges.

In the News

From The Classroom Into The World

mentioning Norman M. Naimarkvia Stanford News
Monday, April 17, 2017

While Stanford students gain a theoretical understanding of international justice from coursework, through internships with Stanford’s Handa Center they learn firsthand how those theories can be applied on the ground. Through their work monitoring trials in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and supporting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia, Stanford students Alina Utrata, Olina Chau and Quito Tsui helped achieve the mission and preserve the legacy of the ECCC. In the process, their lives were forever transformed. 


Are We On The Brink Of A Second Korean War?

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, April 17, 2017

Brinkmanship is back — and the world is back on the brink of war. In the 1950s, the word came to be associated with John Foster Dulles, secretary of state for President Dwight Eisenhower.. But brinkmanship fell into disrepute in the wake of the Berlin and Cuban Missile Crises under Eisenhower’s successor.